That is excellent work Jim ! The Interludium is maybe a tad tentative, but the fugue swings for all it's worth. This one could almost come from Kapustin's Op.82 (a set you might like). Brilliantly done.
Thanks Chris! I do actually have a copy of Kapustin's op.82 ... unfortunately most if not all of the set is way too hard for me
Hindemith will not be to everyone's taste. His tonal language can be dour, even sour, and his invention can be academic rather than spontaneous. But when he's good, he's very good, as in this fugue. I'm glad to see some of the Ludus on the site at last. Some years ago David Bryce submitted some, they were not bad but not quite ready yet. These ones are, I'll put them up shortly. I'll be looking forward to more of this from you.
I saw that post from David Bryce when browsing the archives. It's a shame he didn't follow up on it. This music seems to have a reputation for being very dry and cerebral. That's not the vibe I get, but it's all too easy to make it into a set of finger exercises if you approach it with the idea that's all you're going to get out of it. I think there's a definite undercurrent of humour throughout, and if a little of it came through in my playing I am very pleased
Now we'll need a Hindemith page with a bio, and some blurb for the Ludus page. Hint, hint, ....
I can do you a paragraph or so on the Ludus Tonalis, but it probably won't be for a couple of days, I'm pretty busy this week.
One thing ... the interlude should actually follow the fugue. Since they're not numbered, I'm effectively taking the prelude to be interlude 0, so it goes prelude, fugue 1, interlude 1 ... fugue 5, interlude 5 ... interlude 11, fugue 12, postlude.