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[Video] William Grant Still - Three Visions (Read 472 times)

Offline medtnerfan

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[Video] William Grant Still - Three Visions
« on: March 01, 2021, 04:56:42 PM »
Here is a video recording of Still's three Visions for piano, which was done as part of an appreciation concert for his music. I was looking in the search bar and I think this is the first time someone posted their performance of a piece by Still in the audition room, so that's cool.

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Re: [Video] William Grant Still - Three Visions
«Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 08:39:13 PM »
Never heard of this composer before, sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing and nice playing!  :)

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Re: [Video] William Grant Still - Three Visions
«Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 09:17:44 PM »
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hadn't heard of him either until August of last year (2020)

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Re: [Video] William Grant Still - Three Visions
«Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 01:40:07 AM »
Thanks for sharing.  Have not heard his music before. 

There is an interesting contrast in harmonic approach in these three pieces. 
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Re: [Video] William Grant Still - Three Visions
«Reply #4 on: March 06, 2021, 12:49:36 PM »
Excellent
Been advocating for Still's music on these boards for years ,glad someone finally decided to work some great playing and thanks for sharing it here

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Re: [Video] William Grant Still - Three Visions
«Reply #5 on: March 06, 2021, 01:52:30 PM »
Excellent
Been advocating for Still's music on these boards for years ,glad someone finally decided to work some great playing and thanks for sharing it here


Actually, Visitor, I listened and in secret bought the Three Visions score.  So far, I have only played one.. but the other two are on my ‘someday’ list.  I don’t think I will play them as well as the OP, but nevertheless I am a fan of Still’s. You were heard


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Re: [Video] William Grant Still - Three Visions
«Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 02:40:35 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  Have not heard his music before. 

There is an interesting contrast in harmonic approach in these three pieces.

Yeah, Definitely. The first one has a lot of diminished triads while the third one has some augmented triads within some chords. Seeing that the titles are "Dark Horseman" and "Radiant Pinnacle" respectively, I think that was on purpose haha.