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arnerich
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« on: August 06, 2017, 03:18:17 AM »

One of the most ambitious pieces I've composed. I think it's a masterwork. Full of humor and emotion. A one movement Sonata-Fantasie in B flat. I'm particularly proud of the double fugue in the development section. I hope you enjoy it!

Played by concert pianist and friend Usman Anees. Check out his you YouTube channel where you can find all his videos, including his recordings of all 32 Beethoven Sonatas... from memory!

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 10:03:43 PM »

No replies yet? I promise this piece is worth your time!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 06:34:31 PM »

I think you would get more replies if you post it in the audition room, but nice piece
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 12:53:39 PM »

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One of the most ambitious pieces I've composed. I think it's a masterwork. ... I promise this piece is worth your time!

No offence but it's really off-putting when composers make these kinds of grand and self-important statements about their own music. It's even more off-putting when these statements are being made not by Berlioz or Wagner or Stravinsky or someone else creating something admittedly ambitious or unprecedented, but by someone who has just written a romantic style pastiche with a mediocre sense of phrasing and harmonic movement.

Like I am glad that you got pleasure out of composing your sonata and hearing it performed—I really don't want to be a pregnant dog about this, completing a substantial piano piece is definitely an achievement and there are good things in it—but I do think that sense of the post being just an advertisement may have also contributed to people being reluctant to reply, or made them less likely to view your contribution favourably. This is maybe sort of an internet culture thing; there are a lot of drive-bys and a lot of people selling something.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 05:25:19 PM »

No offence but it's really off-putting when composers make these kinds of grand and self-important statements about their own music.

I agree with you, that it is off-putting when anyone acts like that. But I'm not patting myself on the back with my comments, it's just something I believe. If promoting my work is mistaken for arrogance than I apologize. I still believe it's a masterwork. We don't have to agree about that and that's okay. Just roll your eyes at me Roll Eyes

I hope you give it another chance. Thanks for listening to it.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 08:35:48 PM »

I made my own recording of the sonata. There are many differences in my interpretation. I hope you enjoy it!

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 02:49:56 PM »

Thanks for sharing. Indeed there were many differences in the interpretation from the previous video in this thread. It was good to see the score.
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