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Offline gprengel

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Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor
« on: February 22, 2020, 06:44:36 PM »
I'd like to present to you my violin sonata in e-minor which I wrote 10 years ago and which still means very much to me.

Here is at first the quite furious 3rd movement :

III.  Allegro con fuoco (Tarantella):

http://www.gerdprengel.de/violin-sonata-3.mp3

http://gerdprengel.de/violinsonata_3.pdf

The other 2 movements I will add later ...

Gerd

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Re: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 07:27:07 AM »
I enjoyed it.  Some constructive criticism, I woulnd't have minded more violin flourishes especially as the work develops, to be more idiomatic and add a layer of excitement rather than the straight repetitions.  Also perhaps introduce some variation to the material like a harmonic substitution after a melodic idea has been heard two or more times, then we need something new otherwise it starts to feel stale.  Also watch the piano voice leading.  There is a lot of parallel motion and right hand left/hand mirroring and contrast is more interesting rather than doubling.  Nice job though.

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Re: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2020, 11:37:30 PM »
I enjoyed it as well.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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