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    Appassionata Trio

    This is a little trio for clarinet, cello and piano that I put together after coming up with a mental idea for this project. It is quasi-romanitic period in style. It came to fruition after a week of listening to public radio performances for Valentine's Day type songs. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

    Appassionata Trio
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Great development, and the dialog between the instruments works very well, although I don't really like the hammering piano chords when they interrupt the clarinet/cello duets. When the piano plays the descending theme though, it sounds sparkling, and overall it's well balanced. Really good.
    Theo

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    FLWrd
    I don't really like the hammering piano chords when they interrupt the clarinet/cello duets.
    You know, I got carried away and started adding probably more than I should have. I will revisit the piece and take a look at that. Thanks for the listen and especially the comments.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Appassionata Trio

    I want to thank of of you who have listened to this piece. It is now listed as #2 out of 1900+ pieces in the Classical genre at SoundClick.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Appassionata Trio

    Rich,

    I agree with the earlier comment about the piano - the part sounds well when it is playing passage work, but less well with the repeated chords. Perhaps it is the velocity? I did like the close imitation between the winds, and the way they overlap/intertwine - quite effective.

    Will this be a standalone movement, or part of a larger work?

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    rpearl said:
    Will this be a standalone movement, or part of a larger work?
    I haven't decided yet. That is a good idea. This movement was based on a germ of an idea that I got while driving home one day.

    As for the piano part, I think that I just over did the chord punches. They were suppose to just be little interjections but not intrusive tirades. I will go back over it and lighten up the texture (less chord hits) and lighten up the velocity (gentler chord hits) .

    Thanks for the comments and the suggestions!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Hi Rich,

    I enjoyed hearing your Appassionata trio!

    I think the main theme you came up with is a very good one and you made
    very good use of it as it changed 'hands' among the players.

    Although you named it Apassionata, it feels to me lighter and even happier.

    Well done!


    ~Yudit~

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    Re: Appassionata Trio

    hey Rich!
    I found it kind of Haydn-like in a way, in the activity and direction it takes, bright and well done!

    Best regards,
    sd cisco

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    Yudit,
    It is always nice to hear from you and your suggestions. The piece may not be completely in the Appassionata style but it is the feelings I had when I was exploring and creating this piece. Can't one be passionately happy?

    Thanks for listening. I hope you enjoyed it.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Appassionata Trio

    sd cisco,
    Thanks so much for listening and commenting. I had more a feeling of Brahms when I was composing this so I will have to listen again myself to see the Haydn influence that you mentioned.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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