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1st Piano Concerto in F sharp minor op.2 ;)

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  1. Kschyschtoff

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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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    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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    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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    Well, I produced a midi sample, but it shows me, that "The Extension mid is not allowed" when trying to upload :p
     
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    Try renaming to .midi or .txt
     
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    Ok, so here's sample. I had to make an mp3 instead of midi. It takes more place, but is allowed ;P Enjoy!
    [III. Toccata: Allegro vivace]
     
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    Nice with the car and steamboat horns :wink: The stereo effects are a bit weird, as if being in a video game.

    It is very short for a concerto movement, is this the entire thing ? Good ideas, and attractive music, but somehow a Toccata which twice collapses into (what seems like) an Adagio does not sound very convincing to me. The brief recapitulation at the end does not save it, it's like you though 'Ah yes, this was a toccata wasn't it, have to tack on a proper ending'. I am not qualified to advise on composing issues, but it seems to me like you could do more with your ideas than just glue them together like this. They are worth it !
     
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    Well, actually I'm working on the second version of this movement. I think I should extend it a bit... And I think I shouldn't cut out Adagio. In few toccatas there are similar cases...
     

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