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    I haven't posted anything original in a long time. Well, I haven't written anything in a long time, lol. I could shuffle my feet and give all manner of excuses but the truth is, I had severe writers block, lol. And, the Authorized Steinway presented a major distraction as well. Aoede is speaking to me again and here is the result.

    Concerto Breve for Violin and Orchestra

    Enjoy,

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    William,

    Camille would like it as well as Gustaf Mahler. I found it to be dramatic and appealing, well planned and a welcome relief from strict concerto styles. Contrast use is excellent and use of atonal combination is delightful. At 8 minutes, for me, it would be nice to have the virtuostic figures as call and response in different instruments. Just a thought. The ending seems to be somewhat of an after thought and does not seem to be consistent with the overall planning.

    Thank you for posting this master work.


    Best Wishes,
    John

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    Very well written Bill and professionally presented.

    I feel that this is a dramatic piece full of intense
    moments, but the releases are certainly there
    and openly so.

    Loved your used of percussion and the suttle ending.


    BRAVO, Bill

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    Bill

    I assume that the violin is the solo Strad, not the GPO strad. It sounds great as does the rest of the set up.

    Everything works together well in this and shows a good grasp of symphnic techniques.

    Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx View Post
    I haven't posted anything original in a long time. Well, I haven't written anything in a long time, lol. I could shuffle my feet and give all manner of excuses but the truth is, I had severe writers block, lol. And, the Authorized Steinway presented a major distraction as well. Aoede is speaking to me again and here is the result.

    Concerto Breve for Violin and Orchestra

    Enjoy,

    Bill
    Bill, this is SUPERB! Absolutely loved it! And thanks for posting the score. There is so much about this that I admire and enjoy. I will be tuning into this a few more times as a reference for both composition and rendering.

    Many thanks, Graham

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    Hi Bill,

    Wow, bravo!

    I read your notes with interest, too, about your departure from your previous more romantic style. This is just what I needed to hear now, because I am gradually changing my style, just dipping a toe in the more modern waters. So this music is a teacher for me, as well as a feast.

    From Dave (etLux), Steve (sosmus), Jamie (skysaw), you and other forum members I am receiving a precious education. I don't have enough theory to say more than Wow! But my ear is taking all this in, and I can feel the neurons firing, bringing these new sound configurations gradually into focus....

    Thank you, Bill.

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    Re: Concerto Breve for Violin and Orchestra

    Bill,

    Yes indeed, quite a departure from the Romantic style. Definately the feeling of a more modern, very serious work. Nice long straight phrases supported by the deep sound of the bass line. Thanks for sharing this here.

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    Bill,

    Soaking this one up today and REALLY enjoying it. There is much depth here, and a lot of great craft as well.

    One thing that strikes me is the patience in development... the gradual unfolding of ideas, and the enticing little hints of paths that may or may not be taken.

    The orchestration is simply marvelous. The play of the winds with the violin at around 4:45 and the pushing forces of brass vs. strings shortly thereafter are very compelling. I also loved the celesta each time it came in for a brief flurry.

    I must respectfully disagree with John regarding the ending. I thought it was a perfect, if not obvious, point of punctuation.

    The entire work is romantic, but also dark, mysterious, and extremely evocative. Lutuslawski comes to mind, but only as a similar flavor. There is a sense of drive throughout the piece that simply feels inevitable. Story-telling at its best!

    Thanks for posting the score as well. Keep up the great work!
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    Re: Concerto Breve for Violin and Orchestra

    Quote Originally Posted by taylorchandler View Post
    William,

    Camille would like it as well as Gustaf Mahler. I found it to be dramatic and appealing, well planned and a welcome relief from strict concerto styles. Contrast use is excellent and use of atonal combination is delightful. At 8 minutes, for me, it would be nice to have the virtuostic figures as call and response in different instruments. Just a thought. The ending seems to be somewhat of an after thought and does not seem to be consistent with the overall planning.

    Thank you for posting this master work.


    Best Wishes,
    John
    John,

    Thanks for listening. Yeah, Mahler and Bruckner have always been a strong influence on me and I suppose they will be guiding my brush strokes for some time to come. The ending was conceived as part of the whole and I put a lot of thought into it. I'm sorry it doesn't work for you. If it's any consolation, I never cared for the ending of Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, lol.

    Bill
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    Re: Concerto Breve for Violin and Orchestra

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhap2 View Post
    Very well written Bill and professionally presented.

    I feel that this is a dramatic piece full of intense
    moments, but the releases are certainly there
    and openly so.

    Loved your used of percussion and the suttle ending.


    BRAVO, Bill

    Jack
    Thanks for the listen, Jack. This was certainly a lot of fun to write. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Bill
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