I cannot comment on this. In my view a "comment" mostly is to tell somebody "you did it right, but...." and I can't. It sounded so good. Balanced, modest rendering, good reverb, beautiful harmonies, nice "duetto" between piano and orchestra.
And I loved the score!!
Skysaw--This is a distinct pleasure. Magical textures in the scoring, and beautifully recorded. I wish you the best of fortune re: the competition!
This is fine work. A well balanced approach to orchestra and piano. Good luck in the competition. IMHO you should blow the field away.
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What a fine piece, and what a fine realization. I know competitions try to "listen past" the electronic versions so as not to reject something just because it hasn't been well sequenced; nonetheless, you have given the judeges a superb idea idea of how this piece sounds. It is very satisfying as it is - although I'm sure it will be more satisfying, for you, to hear it in a live performance.
Here's hoping you win. But if you don't, please know you have written a terrific piece. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Raymond,Originally Posted by Raymond62
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate the "non-comments" The duet feel between orchestra and piano was one I first explored in my Autumn Concerto, though I caught some minor criticism for calling it a "concerto." This one is very distinctly *not* a concerto, though obviously it requires a bit of finger power from the soloist.
Ron,Originally Posted by rpearl
A very good point on electronic versions, and what judges expect. It wasn't all that long ago that they usually specifically asked *not* to have "MIDI recordings" sent for competitions. But renderings have come a long way in the past few years (thanks Gary!!)
Thank you. Believe me, the satisfaction was in completing it. Besides, I can always submit it to future competitions as well.Here's hoping you win. But if you don't, please know you have written a terrific piece. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
There is an undertow of "hurried" rhythm; not so much throughout all of both works; but for the most part, a noticeable element between each that I enjoyed. You wonderfully layer abstract elements that always have the tendency to morph into traditional harmonies for only a brief moment. The piano is excitingly original and used masterfully with care. I greatly enjoyed listening to both of your works and appreciate your orchestral creativity. Thank you for sharing.
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I don't know too much about modern music but it sounds very creative and tasteful. Technically, to me it sounds fine tuned and ready to race. What ever happens I think you have a real winner here.