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 Post subject: 1st Piano Concerto in F sharp minor op.2 ;)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:21 pm 
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On 6th of July I finished my first Piano Concerto ;) Concerto, op.2, is in F-sharp minor. It's not so hard.
1st movement starts with melody played by cellos [Largo espressivo e con malincolia]. It gets louder and more agitato. After that, piano comes out with themes from 1st version of 1st part, combined into one theme ;) [quasi improvisando]. Then orchestra comes with main theme [Allegro con brio]. Second theme [L'istesso tempo] is something like Waltz, played by orchestra and then repeated by piano. Third theme [Affetuoso, con calore] is something like a song... [it has character of Rachmaninov's XVIII Var. from Rhapsody on Paganini :P]. But first theme returns. Then - Cadenza. A bit virtuosic, like remembrances after all three themes. Orchestra returns for a while with first theme, then piano comes out with third theme [Doloroso]. If this theme for the first time was a yearn song, now it's very sad. Piano ends with chord with a "question" chord, then orchestra very calmly comes to end of 1st movement.
2nd movement - Intermezzo [Adagio assai] is something like a love song, interrupted by dramatic Recitativo and cheerful Allegretto alla polacca.
3rd movement - Toccata [Allegro vivace]. Full of dramatism. Melody comes to calmly "Andante espressivo", but tempest returns with double force [Cadenza]. It's really short part of the Concerto.
4th movement - Finale [Allegro alla polacca]. Dramatic, but fast and with all features of Finale. Then a few chords and calm theme [Molto misurato e tranquillo]. After that fast part, with reflects of slow theme. Melody returns into point, where it began. Suddenly - cheerful 2nd theme from the 1st movement. Then - Maestoso con grandezza - fanfares-like slow theme from 4th movement. After that Coda - Rachmaninoff-like Piu vivo and the last chords.

It's not so complicated... :P
Soon I'll publish PDF. You have to wait for the mp3s ;)


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wouw :) What for style is it?

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wouw :) What for style is it?

He's just explained all that .... :roll:

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:oops: :oops: I was a bit to exited about that I think sorry

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1st and 4th movement are in neo-romantic style. 2nd movement is early-romantic and the 3rd movement... try to imagine connection Rachmaninoff, Shostakovitch and Bartok :lol:


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Good luck writing your concerto! It will be great I think, judging from what you wrote. I look forward to hearing it :).

I can't seem to find the connection between Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Bartok. To me, Rachmaninov and Bartok are so different, I wonder how that would sound in a piano concerto.

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I can't post a MIDI here, because my software doesn't plays eg. glissandi...
About the Toccata: Fast movement is like Shostakovitch-Bartok ;) Slow is more like Rachmaninoff.


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A concerto in MIDI would sound like shit, however good the concerto. Can't you record it with someone playing an orchestra reduction on a second piano ?

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Well, actually I could record it for piano solo ;) I can also make 2-piano reduction.


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Finally, I made some pdfs.


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You should post a midi or something so we can get a general idea of what it sounds like all together. Since I'm assuming your notation program can generate one, (even if its not perfect), shouldn't be too hard?


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I agree. Most of us can't "hear" a tune by looking at the sheet music. There are some who can. But I'm not one of them. :x


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was dies irae in the cadenza on purpose? cool...

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joeisapiano: yes, it was on purpose :) I'm glad that someone found it :D
I'll try to record that in piano solo or 2-piano reduction


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:45 pm 
but in that program, where you did composed this concerto, you should have option "export to midi" or something like that. Do it please! We are corious, how it sound :D


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