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    Rhapsody No 1 (Steinway 1.03)

    Most of my friends and listeners here know my User Name is Rhap2
    (after my Rhapsody No 2 for Piano and Orchestra), but this is a
    composition I wrote before that entitled, "Rhapsody No 1 for Piano Solo."

    It was written a number of years ago but never performed by anyone
    but myself. I have a score, but haven't circulated it for some unknown
    reason. I used the new Steinway upgrade 1.03 and PLAYED it in. After
    some editing, I offer it for your listening.

    The form is idiomatic of the Classical Period, but the harmonies are
    a combination of "theory-taught" progressions and a lot of contemporary
    jazz chords. After I wrote it, I couldn't play it for awhile as it is rather
    virtuosic. Now, after some weeks of practice, I played it well enough to
    enter it into Digital Performer and with editing, "make it happen."

    "Rhapsody No 1 for Piano Solo" http://www.box.net/shared/0h9a7ykkp9

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Well done.
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    Wow.

    Even wow is an understatement. It felt to me like Gershwin and Mozart had teamed up on this. (then again, I sadly am bad with expressing things like this in words, forgive me if I said something stupid right now. :P )

    Awesome work.

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    Re: Rhapsody No 1 (Steinway 1.03)

    Jack,

    this is simply divine music. Such beautiful harmonies melting together. Your performance is very bold and yet sensitive, beautifully performed on an exquisite instrument. It brings back to me one of my many "love affairs" with certain pieces of music, in this particular case my intense "love affair" with the Schumann A minor piano concerto.... I don't know why. I adore this Rhapsodie. Thank you and toutes mes félicitations !!
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
    My Music Site

    Pour être grand, il faut avoir été petit.

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    Jack,

    I didn't know that your name was after your other Rhapsody...
    I was wondering about your name... no mystery now...

    An interestingly woven piece, combining different styles with ease and elegance.

    I have to admit that I liked best the more quiet parts and less the strictly classical ones.
    They are more expressive and I can hear more of 'you' in them.

    Lovely playing!

    Bravo!

    ~Yudit~

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    Re: Rhapsody No 1 (Steinway 1.03)

    Hi Jack, You know I went searching the other day for some Rhap2 music that I remembered and found that the links no longer worked. In particular, I remember the beautiful work you had done with "Long Ago and Far Away."
    And now here's a new piece. This one seems kind of dark and passionate, with everything held to the lower end of the keyboard. I enjoyed hearing your performance, you've got the chops! Thanks Jack for bringing this new piece...
    but don't spread them out so far apart! John

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    Jack

    I listened to this last night a few times and then again today. I just let it run in the background while doing some work.

    A very enjoyable listen.

    Well done

    Ron
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    Hippie: Thanks for listening, your comments and your welcome
    applause.........lol.

    Vartan: Another welcome to our Forum and much appreciated
    comments. Nothing is stupid here. We all try to help as much
    as we can because no-one is a master of it all at this Forum. Glad
    you liked the piece.

    LouisD: Your kind words are very flattering and, yet, so motivating.
    I, too, really love the Schumann A minor concerto especially with
    Martha Argerich playing it with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester.
    This was actually supposed to be a "Brahms" sterotype of piece only
    with some modern harmonies (added intervals) that were not that
    popular in his time. Thank you, again, for your generous critique.

    Yudit: Yes, the quiet parts are my most favorite parts also. Actually,
    I think I overplayed this into my computer. The melodic lines shouldn't
    be too "punchy" except where that is necessary. I may go back and
    lower the velocity of the melodic sections so it sounds a little less
    aggressive. Good point. Thanks for your kind words about my playing.
    I worked a little bit to get it into my fingers so I could "play it in." It
    seems so much more "alive" when one can do that. Thanks again for
    listening.

    John: Yes. I let my "paid" site go as I wan't using it that much. I do
    more arranging than composing these days, so it was a waste of $110/year
    to post a few new pieces. Sometime soon, I will get another storage
    provider and reload some of the older posts in case anyone wants to look
    back a bit. Appreciate your appraisal of the piece. Good to hear from
    you and also your music when you post.
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Rhapsody No 1 (Steinway 1.03)

    Hi again Jack, You need to get one of those free box.net accounts, which I believe allow up to 1GB of free storage. No excuses, young man, we want access to your music! John

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    Re: Rhapsody No 1 (Steinway 1.03)

    Hi Jack, is a pleasure to hear a work from you. Is a great composition. The harmonic progresions are fantastic and delightful, jazzistic at first and postromantic later. You never land in a specfic tonality, is a continuous travel in a dramatic and formal universe, reminds me Bramhs and Franck spirits.

    Regards,

    Victor

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