This song was written for Pianoteq's contest a month ago.
Unfortunately, no cigar.
I thought I'd render it with GPO's Steinway too. So here it is! I'm not sure about linking to Pianoteq rendering in Garry's forum though. Would it be proper / ethical / whatever? For now, I just give you the GPO finish.
It was done the way I like my piano songs, in Rachmaninov-influenced romantic style that displays everything from string-busting fortissimo outbursts to gentle pianissimo lines but with nonstop concert virtuosity.
YES!!!!! Definate the Rachmaninov-influenced romantic style as you described it. The composition, execution and rendering are right on the money. I think I even picked out the kitchen sink at one point!!!! The choice of the GPO Steinway is the icing on the cake. Geezzzz hard to imagine that it not walk away with a box of cigars.
Aww thank you everybody! I mean, not at all joking, who needs prizes and awards when you have such a great audience
The awards went to folks who used some of Pianoteq's more crazy esoteric presets to create a pseudo-ensemble sound. I just went for the solo piano style that I like best.
Darwin - hard to say really, perhaps variations would be the closest thing to an "intent". As I often do, I came up with the melody and let the inspiration go down some strange paths, but return to the theme as often as possible.
Sounds Spanish? Funny.. didn't think of it that way before, but guess the theme could easily be arranged on Flamenco guitars
Randy, Darwin, Gunther, Larry, Gary, Ron, David and lesotho - comments very much appreciated!