I had a listen to your reduction of the first movement. I am visiting my parents for the week and they have a nice pair of subwoofer speakers, so I was lucky to be able to hear the lower-range well in addition to the mid and upper
I agree with what you have said about your idiom being 100 years old, your composition here reminds me of some pieces by Dvorak, Brahms or Strauss. In fact, your beginning theme reminded me of the main one of, “Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Strauss which I understand was performed in 1911, exactly 100 years ago
(though I assume you did not model this composition after his
Your ornamentation and wide melodic range sound nice on the relatively monophonic texture of a piano, but I will be interested in hearing these same notes played by talented musicians on the instruments of a symphony orchestra conducted by a fine maestro resulting in a smorgasbord mix of harmonic textures and shading that so many people continue to go to concert halls today to enjoy!
I benefited from hearing your B section starting at 3:18, as it contrasts the gregarious A section. A good comparison of major to minor, and the artwork you have put to the music seems appropriate. They look like an artist’s impression of an underworld of sorts.
At 7:19, pivot from the darkness to the light, so to speak, is well-placed. The return to the original theme was convincingly done, and I echo what Monica said, that listening to your piece is like a journey to an exotic place. I think it could be said that your piece tells a story, the rich chords evoke a place of paradise like that of a dreamworld, if that makes sense.
I don’t know a great deal about orchestration, because the most multi-instrument arranging I have done has been for three or less instruments, and though I have attempted to write for a full orchestra, the fruit of my labor proved I have a lot to learn. I don’t know if you would benefit from studying other piano concertos, but that is what I have learned about how famous composers have learned to write on a scale that is far greater than that of the grandstaff that we as pianists are familiar with at Pianosociety and at the piano
I look forward to hearing more of this piano concerto, and new transcriptions which I understand you are known for here