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David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano

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  1. musicusblau

    musicusblau Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Me and my colleague, Michael Schönfelder (clarinet) present you three pieces by some temporary english composers. This is one of them. From my view these are little musical gems in freetonal style.
    David Lyon (*1938): Almost a Waltz, for clarinet and piano, performed by Michael Schönfelder (clarinet) and Andreas Pfaul (piano).
    David Lyon is a british composer, born in 1938 in Walsall, in the English Midlands. For further information see this link, please:
    http://www.naxos.com/person/David_Lyon/22615.htm

    Here is the link to our video of this piece:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdjJP16BszA

    Here is the mp3-file, which contains the audio-track of the video above:
    Lyon - Almost like a Waltz (2:20)
     
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    That was nice, Andreas. A charming piece, and played well!
    FYI - to help you with your English = the word you want is 'contemporary' not 'temporary'.
     
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    Hi Andreas,

    "Almost a Waltz" is an interesting title. I did notice that while it seems to be in a brisk 3/4 time like a waltz, yet there are a few moments when the 3/4 feeling is lost for a few seconds, but always returns. It is, I think, a very urbane and witty piece. Very nicely played!

    David
     
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    Oh, yes, thanks, of course, contemporary. :shock: One only can be temporary a contemporary composer, isn´t it?! :wink:
     
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    Rachfan wrote:

    Dear David, thank you very much for your appreciated comment and praise. :D Yes, there are few 2/4 bars built in that piece. And yes, I think, it has something of the typical "british urbanity and wittyness", if that word exists. I personally like that very much.
     
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    This is now on the site, on a new page 'Chamber Music'.
     
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    This is a nice piece Andreas. I congratulate you and your duet partner. The style is an interesting sort, as you say of the freetonal type. 8) I must say though it was a cheap trick by Lyon to say "almost like a waltz" :lol: There's an idea write in some approximate style of any established form and title it "almost a _____."
     
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    Thank you for listening and your kind comment, Riley! :D

    Pianoman342 wrote:
    Maybe you are right, but I´m not sure, if it is only a "cheap trick". Maybe he wanted to express, that he wanted to follow up the old tradition of waltz, but creating something new in it and therefore he choosed the word "almost". What do you think about this interpretation of the title?
     
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    Yes, it makes sense. It sounds like a waltz, but has elements of another piece. The only thing I was thinking is he was taking the easy way out by not making a more creative title to go along with the music. Like "A Jolly Stroll in the Park"or something :)
     

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