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Improvisation quasi notturno

Discussion in 'Composing' started by andrew, Jul 29, 2015.

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    Very beautiful and deep improvisation, Andrew. Reminds a lot of Chopin at some places. Continue so!
     
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    Thanks. Of the various improvisations/arrangements you commented on, this is my favourite. It was completely spontaneous, and not based on preset material. I also think it's not far away from being a legitimate composition: there is a mis-step at 0.46 and if I was to write it out and apply compositional rigour to it I would find a more elegant way of expressing the area around 3.00-3.30 which I think is a little cliched and lets the overall piece down slightly. Still, one cannot expect to compose a finished piece just by sitting down and improvising, and I think this piece benefits from being more than just a collection of pianistic tricks and pyrotechnics, whereas items like the Carmen improvisation (by their nature) have a tendency to gravitate towards such areas.
     
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    Hello Andrew,
    Pianistically brillant! I'm not sure it can be compared to a composition that would follow the classical harmony rules, but it is pleasant to listen. As noticed by Andreas, Chopin's influence is obvious. But there are less respectable masters... Maybe you could rather submit your next improvisation in either Work in progress or Audition room forums? Regards,
     
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    Thanks Francois. I think it's slightly post-Chopin (harmonically). I'll certainly consider putting the next one in the WIP forum. I think it is very rare that an improvisation constitutes a finalised work of musical art, as there are usually weaker passages which could be improved through discreet editing and recomposition.
     

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