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  1. Franz Josef Streuff

    Franz Josef Streuff New Member Piano Society Artist

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    This is another piece of my own. Some of my friends asked me if it was meant to be jazz. I did not want to produce jazz (certainly I am not a jazz pianist!) and I cannot play jazz. So I called it "No jazz". There is too much emotion in it. The rhythm indeed has a certain affinity to jazz, but real jazz is a different thing, as everybody will easily notice.

    Streuff - "No Jazz"
     
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    That´s a very interesting piece, because of it´s ambivalence between jazz and european freetonal style (expressionism). Very individual ingenious little work, which is evidence of a very personal style. Interesting harmonies with some dissonances, which give your work a modern and interesting sound of (first half of) twenties century. Your works are really great and so full of expression and sensation, that IMO it´s an enrichment for this site to have you as a new composer!
     
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    Hello Francois,

    This is a perky, snappy, interesting, and fun piece. I can't really tell what it sounds like to me - maybe a little Shostakovich, maybe a little Gershwin - does not sound like jazz to me, either, except for a few bits here and there. I don't really know - I'm sorely ignorant when it comes to modern music.

    I will hopefully get this up on the site later tonight.
     
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    Ok, it is up!
     
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    Plenty of interesting ideas and sounds here, and all the right influences (including jazz) one could expect from an eclectic 20-th century composer (well perhaps, 21-th century :wink: ). And well played at that.
    As a composition it convinced me less than your other pieces - it rambles on a bit and feels more like an improvisation than a considered composition. But it's a nice piece, and fully worthy to go on the site.
     
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    Franz Josef Streuff New Member Piano Society Artist

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    To techneut, piano lady and robert (and possibly other persons belonging to the managing board)
    A few weeks ago I had no idea what piano society and composers' list meant. My former pupil Andreas (musicus blau) told me all about it. Pupil teaches teacher! That's great I think.
    So I have only gradually come to realize what a wonderful achievement all this is, and the effort and idealism behind it! So let me just tell you how much I appreciate your activities together with the know-how connected to the whole business. You created thousands of opportunities to pianists and composers and other music loving people. I can only say THANK YOU hoping you do not have to cope with too much trouble. I also admire the great number of your recordings. Do you accept smaller donations?
    In my opinion piano society is a miracle that has come true.
     
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    Thanks for your sincere words of appreciaton, Francois ! All too many people take PS for granted, and is feedback like this that keeps us going.

    Needless to say, any donations are welcome, whatever the amount may be.
     
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    musicusblau Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Techneut wrote:
    I think, you are absolutely right with that and I have to admit, that I´m ashamed, that I didn´t notice this possibility to donate all the time. (I have been consequent now.)
     
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    Haha yes, you should certainly donate all the time :p
     
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    Techneut wrote:
    Whew, under these conditions I better should give up my membership here. :p

    (Of course - and I think you know this very well - what I wanted to say, was, that I´m sorry that all the time I didn´t realize the possibility to donate. But may be this is your manner to say "nice, that you had this understanding". :lol: )
     
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    Yes I did well understand what you were saying. I just could not help myself making fun of the way you said it... Sorry :D
     

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