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    Piano Sonata in c# minor reworked with Authorized Steinway

    After getting the new Garritan Authorized Steinway Piano (GASP) a little less than two weeks ago, I celebrated by writing 2 ½ new preludes. I pretty much recorded them without spending much time fiddling with the software.

    Well, I’ve taken a little more time, though so very little, and reworked my recent Sonata in c# minor.

    I did a little minor tweaking here and there on the different movements, but mostly just let the better instrument take over.

    I have to say that on first listen, with my studio headphones on, I have never been so affected by a piece of my own music. Particularly the fourth movement. Wow, what a difference it makes with this new instrument.

    I know this whole thing was just up a few months ago, but it seems like a totally different piece with the Steinway. Since this isn’t really new and has a combined length of over 20 minutes, I understand if not many listen.

    Sonata in c# minor – 1st movement
    Sonata in c# minor – 2nd movement
    Sonata in c# minor – 3rd movement
    Sonata in c# minor – 4th movement

    As always, any comments welcome.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Piano Sonata in c# minor reworked with Authorized Steinway

    My congratulations on a superb achievement, Trent.

    A magnificent job on this!

    And it certainly makes a great deal of difference, hearing
    it on a real piano (which is how I've come to think of the
    Garritan Steinway).

    This work certainly merits performance, and I hope that
    you will get it in print (LuLu, perhaps), and get it out there!

    Always my best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: Piano Sonata in c# minor reworked with Authorized Steinway

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    My congratulations on a superb achievement, Trent.

    A magnificent job on this!

    And it certainly makes a great deal of difference, hearing
    it on a real piano (which is how I've come to think of the
    Garritan Steinway).

    This work certainly merits performance, and I hope that
    you will get it in print (LuLu, perhaps), and get it out there!

    Always my best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    Thanks for the comments David.

    The difference between the GPO Steinway and this is just unbelievable – I don’t know if it is a real piano, but it definitely is a real musical instrument that sounds just like a real piano and it is capable of making real musical sounds, just like a wood and wire instrument.

    Someday I will see if I can get this played. And if there are no publishing opportunities, I’ll look into Lulu
    Trent P. McDonald

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    TrentI have yet to find the time to listen all the way thru, but I have listened to all 4 movements. Very impressive!!

    I must admit with all of the posts lately using the Steinway, I am getting more and more jealous of you guys that already have it. I have been looking around and listening to all of the available pianos out there, and none compare.

    Which version did you use to do this?

    Great music

    Ron

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    Re: Piano Sonata in c# minor reworked with Authorized Steinway

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    TrentI have yet to find the time to listen all the way thru, but I have listened to all 4 movements. Very impressive!!

    I must admit with all of the posts lately using the Steinway, I am getting more and more jealous of you guys that already have it. I have been looking around and listening to all of the available pianos out there, and none compare.

    Which version did you use to do this?

    Great music

    Ron
    Hi Ron,

    I’m on business travel so just a quick note from my hotel room…….

    Thanks for listening. I understand not listening straight through – it’s a huge time commitment.

    It is a great instrument. I bought the standard version and used the under lid perspective. I played around with a few settings, but left a lot of defaults.

    Thanks again for the comments.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Piano Sonata in c# minor reworked with Authorized Steinway

    Trent,

    Fantastic job on these. This is quite an undertaking. I listened to each one and enjoyed them all.

    Each was unique and showed different aspects of your exceptional writing skills.

    You do the Steinway library great justice.

    Hope you get this published and have a good business trip.

    All the best,

    Gary

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    Re: Piano Sonata in c# minor reworked with Authorized Steinway

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan View Post
    Trent,

    Fantastic job on these. This is quite an undertaking. I listened to each one and enjoyed them all.

    Each was unique and showed different aspects of your exceptional writing skills.

    You do the Steinway library great justice.

    Hope you get this published and have a good business trip.

    All the best,

    Gary
    Thanks, Gary, for taking the time to listen to my sonata – it really means lot to me to have you “stop by”.

    I always liked the piano from GPO, but the sound from the Steinway is just so amazing and so musical. I am going to see what I can do as far as publishing and, if all else fails, I’ll try a self publishing route such as lulu.

    Business trip is fine and hopefully my flight back won’t be as bad as my travel day Monday….

    Thanks again for the kind comments.
    Trent P. McDonald

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