now something different from Mahler for a change:
from Maurice Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" the first movement, "Prelude".
(use this following link on Indaba Music: )
(DO NOT USE the following original MySpace URL - there appears to be a Trojan! I am just leaving it here for reference)
I started working on this piece in 1995, and it was among my first MIDI renditions. In 1998 I had created an MP3 recording, using the MU-80 synthesizer and a few soundfonts on the Soundblaster AWE. Did not touch this recording since 1999.
Now, this new version has been completely ported to GPO4 samples. This meant of course re-recording all expression modulations. Also some slight changes in the tempo map.
In my opinion, it sounds best when listened to through headphones - when using speakers, the reverb may be a bit too strong.
The three other movements are already in the queue, but I wanted to share this first one with you, before I get to work on the other movements.