Congrats to Andreas as composer and Riley as interpreter! For a child only 13 years old at the time, I think this is a very good composition. And going only by the sound, I believe that Riley captured the essence and spirit quite well. A fine collaboration indeed.
thank you very much for listening and your encouraging words!
I had a quite creative time in my youth (when I was between 11 and 18 years), living in the neighbourhood of Franz-Josef Streuff, who always has encouraged me to compose music. I have tried out many styles, at the beginning I tried to write in baroque, classical and romantic style, later I turned on to twelve-tone music, but I developed a twelve-tone-style with tonal and traditional elements. So one could say I always stayed in the more conservative direction. And I do stand behind that. At sixteen (in April 1987) I have played a piano solo recital with only compositions by myself in my former school. This was a kind of "final concert", because after that I changed to the music high school of Cologne and became a pupil of Jürg Baur and later of Krysztof Meyer (a polish composer). At 7-11 years I mainly wrote pieces for guitar, btw.
But when I began to study (at 19, 20 years) I concentrated on piano playing and my school music studies and there was no more time to compose. So from here I stopped composing. (I think it was in 1991/1992.) But who knows, may be one day I will restart writing pieces, one should never say never, isn´t it? But I feel glad now, if I have some time for piano playing and in this moment I don´t feel any inspiration to write new pieces.
I recall that when I was 8, I composed a little minuet, one page if I'm not mistaken--nowhere near this accomplishment. My piano teacher at the time liked it, but Op. 1 turned out to be my entire oeuvre.
Oh, that´s great you also have composed a piano piece. I really would like to know your op. 1!
Thanks for sharing this sonata!
Thanks for listening and commenting, dear friend.