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Terence Greaves: Marche en Rondeau 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.
    Terence Greaves (1933-2009): Marche en Rondeau for clarinet an piano, performed by Michael Schönfelder (clarinet) and Andreas Pfaul (piano).
    Terence Greaves was a british composer and music pedagogue. For further information see this link, please:
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Greaves
    See also the link to my video-recording of this piece, if you like:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQcqZc3aNCs

    Here is the mp3-file, which is exactly, what I play on the video.

    Greaves - Marche en Rondeau (2:51)
     
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    I like the B section and the brief return of it at the end. The closing is really good. Somehow I don't care much for the
    A section, I find it a bit shallow. Didn't know the name Greaves, I guess he was one of those British composers who leaned rather towards the French repertoire (e.g. Poulenc, Ibert) ? Excellent performance but I would have liked a
    less dry sound. Would a little reverb be possible at all ?
    Strange that there is only a German Wikipedia article of Greaves. Did you or Michael create it ? If so, you should
    maybe provide an English version also.
     
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    Techneut wrote:
    Yes, he has something of Poulencs style. That´s what I like so much.

    Thanks. I have put my standard-reverb to it, but if you wish, I could put a bit more of it. Let´s see, what the others think...

    Oh, sorry, I didn´t think about that it is in german and so not so interesting for this site (I just put the link from my YouTube-information). I don´t know, if there is an English version. If I find some time, I could try a translation, but in this time I´m too busy for that. Sorry.
     
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    There already is an English version, just not on wikipedia. If you follow the link from the German wikipedia page to the Fuller Music site, there it is (I hope it's OK to quote it here):
    By the way, Andreas, when will these three temporary composers become permanent? 8) Zeitgenössisch is contemporary.
     
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    Contemporary actually seems quite a misnomer for composers that are dead. Temporary was more appropriate in fact :) But as Heather pointed out, are we not all !?
     
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    Hi Andreas,

    Very fine playing! Yes, I too can hear a Poulenc influence here. I probably wouldn't add more reverb if any, as the musical lines have a nice clean sound to them that seems in character with the music. Just my opinion.

    David
     
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    Rainer wrote:
    Thank you, I´m permanently learning English respective temporarily I try to overcome lacks in my vocabulary memory. (I knew that, but didn´t think of it. :) )
     
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    Techneut wrote:
    That´s really a good one. (And it has something of the british black humour, isn´t it?!)
     
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    Rachfan wrote:

    Thank you for your appreciated praise, David. :D Yes, I agree, I also wouldn´t add more reverb. I also asked Michael, who agreed to the same. I already have added quite a load of reverb to it (it´s my standard reverbing).
     
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    Hi Andreas,

    I had a listen to yours and Mr. Schönfelder's recording. I like the music and I think you both did a wonderful job playing this composer. I haven't heard anything by Greaves before this so this creates a good first impression. Sorry to hear he passed away recently (some may debate that 2009 is recent) but all the same I imagine he would be delighted to hear this recording. So again, nice work. Now to check out the other duet recordings you have produced. Not often to see some of this sort, but they are a nice respite from solely solo piano recordings!
     
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    Thank you, Riley, for your kind answer and praise. :D I´m glad you like the piece. I think, they have some modern and interesting elements, combining traditional tonal elements with some dissonances and surprises, like Poulenc did, for example.
     
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    This is now on the site, on a new page 'Chamber Music'.
     

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