I was trying to place the style - in places it sounded like Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven, then you would take an unexpected and totally uncharateristic turn of harmony or melody...
I like that.
So much classical music has been written, (and I've heard so much of it) that it is hard to surprise me anymore with new music. Doing something different like this that is engaging instead of sounding contrived is IMHO a very delicate and difficult task
Now, get thee to the computer and write the other 2 mvts
Well, after listening to this, I really can't wait for the rest of the movements. This is very well written, great articulation, I particularly love the dynamics in this, especially around 2:30. Great work!
I listened to this over the weekend and again just now. This is wonderful. It is exceptionally well written and the rendering is dead on. I too was trying to place the style only to have something unexpected happen. I especially enjoyed the development section. Very nice work.
Great Allegro movement. I really like the twists and turns in it. Sort of like Beethoven meets Richard Strauss for coffee And the Adagio movement, really excellent, clean and covering a whole range of expression and feeling.