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Excerpt from my Symphony No. 1
« on: February 20, 2021, 04:53:20 PM »
An excerpt of the Adagio from my Symphony No. 1 from 20 years ago.  I am thinking of revising it this year.  Conducted by Valeri Vatchev with the Philharmonia Bulgarica.

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Re: Excerpt from my Symphony No. 1
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 03:07:54 PM »
I really enjoyed hearing it. To my ears the opening was quite 'Mahlerian' but the music soon goes off in a different direction. Some powerful writing for the brass. An emphatic and atmospheric musical journey. You should definitely persevere with it.
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Re: Excerpt from my Symphony No. 1
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 04:45:07 PM »
I really enjoyed hearing it. To my ears the opening was quite 'Mahlerian' but the music soon goes off in a different direction. Some powerful writing for the brass. An emphatic and atmospheric musical journey. You should definitely persevere with it.

Thanks!  I'm working on Symphony No. 4 but might take some time off from that to revisit this early one.  But I also realize I want to revise No. 3 too!
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Re: Excerpt from my Symphony No. 1
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 07:56:55 PM »
An excerpt of the Adagio from my Symphony No. 1 from 20 years ago.  I am thinking of revising it this year.  Conducted by Valeri Vatchev with the Philharmonia Bulgarica.

https://clyp.it/f1n3ox5s

Very nice. What do you have in mind, as for revising?
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Re: Excerpt from my Symphony No. 1
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 06:34:47 AM »
Very nice. What do you have in mind, as for revising?

Thank you.  Generally structure and fixing some awkward transitions type of things.  Sometimes I went from idea 1 to idea 2 too quickly without letting them flow inevitably types of things.  Basically smoothing out the rough edges that I'm better at solving now then I was back then.

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Re: Excerpt from my Symphony No. 1
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2021, 01:02:38 PM »
Thank you.  Generally structure and fixing some awkward transitions type of things.  Sometimes I went from idea 1 to idea 2 too quickly without letting them flow inevitably types of things.  Basically smoothing out the rough edges that I'm better at solving now then I was back then.

Very good.
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