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Topic: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?  (Read 2136 times)

Offline alybaracat

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Hi all,

4 years ago, I started composing original piano music. However, I just know very few contemporary composers. So I would really appreciate it if you could tell me who is favorite composer and what distinguish him/her the most?

Here is one of my original compositions, I would really love to hear your feedback and comments in every aspect of the performance :D

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Lost Inside

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Re: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?
Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 01:39:35 PM
Hmmm several on top list for contemporary and or alive today. Hamauzu is almost always floating around in my top 3, as for why, hard to really say in a short statement but he has a knack for melody and pia writing in general using a neoimpressionost idiom and jazz language while blendi g classical elements and  a variety of textures
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Also his variety and talent for piano in ensemble settings, his chamber works string solo plus piano are freagin awesome


As are.his 12 etudes

00:00 - No. 1 in C-Major "Die Glocke"
01:39 - No. 2 in D-Major
03:36 - No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor
04:49 - No. 4 in C-Major
06:33 - No. 5 in C-Major
07:55 - No. 6 in D-Minor "Blank"
12:07 - No. 7 in B-Flat Major
14:24 - No. 8 in G-Minor
20:24 - No. 9 in C-Minor "Donnergrollen"
17:02 - No. 10 in B-Flat Major
22:17 - No. 11 in E-Flat Major
25:18 - No. 12 in D-Flat Major

Offline alybaracat

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Re: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?
Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 09:44:10 AM
Hmmm several on top list for contemporary and or alive today. Hamauzu is almost always floating around in my top 3, as for why, hard to really say in a short statement but he has a knack for melody and pia writing in general using a neoimpressionost idiom and jazz language while blendi g classical elements and  a variety of textures
Ie



Also his variety and talent for piano in ensemble settings, his chamber works string solo plus piano are freagin awesome


As are.his 12 etudes

00:00 - No. 1 in C-Major "Die Glocke"
01:39 - No. 2 in D-Major
03:36 - No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor
04:49 - No. 4 in C-Major
06:33 - No. 5 in C-Major
07:55 - No. 6 in D-Minor "Blank"
12:07 - No. 7 in B-Flat Major
14:24 - No. 8 in G-Minor
20:24 - No. 9 in C-Minor "Donnergrollen"
17:02 - No. 10 in B-Flat Major
22:17 - No. 11 in E-Flat Major
25:18 - No. 12 in D-Flat Major


Thanks a lot for your suggestions, I will definitely check them out :D
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Lost Inside

Offline revanyoda777

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Re: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?
Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 06:24:23 AM
Lovely original compositions those are! My favorite contemporary composer is Masashi Hamauzu. Like the previous comment I too love his piano and ensemble work. In fact, I just recording a performance of myself playing one of those etudes!

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Re: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?
Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 06:54:42 PM
I really like the composition. Very colorful  :)
My favorite contemporary composer is probably Jan Freidlin.

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Re: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?
Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 01:46:08 AM
If you're looking for contemporary piano music I invite you to check out my compositions, here's a link to my YouTube channel!

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Re: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?
Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 04:04:38 AM
David Thomas Roberts:



Why ? Wouldn't have a clue really, I suppose because he speaks directly to the heart, at once intimate and universal, gifted creator of melody, influenced by ragtime, which I love.
"Mistakes are the portals of discovery." - James Joyce

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Re: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?
Reply #7 on: January 27, 2017, 02:50:45 AM
Not super-familiar with very many contemporary composers ...

But my favorite is Marc-Andre Hamelin. Got to love his Variations on a Theme by Paganini (even if it is nigh-impossible to play). I'm hoping to learn them and post a video ... sometime over the next few years.  :P
Practicing:
Bach Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue
Beethoven Sonata Op. 10 No. 1
Shostakovich Preludes Op. 34
Scriabin Etude Op. 2 No. 1
Liszt Fantasie and Fugue on BACH

Offline alkan2010

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Re: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?
Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 09:32:45 AM
Surely one of my faves is Frederic Rzewski. His ultra-stark piano style of his later works is immensely personal
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Bach - WTK Book 1 n. 5-6
Beethoven - Sonate Pathétique
Rachmaninov - Polichinelle op. 3
Studies from Clementi and Moscheles
Telemann - Fantasias 1-2 in D
Haydn - b minor Sonata

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Re: Who is your favorite contemporary piano composer and why?
Reply #9 on: January 31, 2017, 05:51:41 PM
Lowell Liebermann - the only one contemporary piano composer I like
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