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#1777525 - 10/26/11 01:30 PM Two new piano sonatas
Stevenup7002 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 13
Loc: Ireland
http://soundcloud.com/stevenobrien/sets/piano-sonata-no-1-in-f-minor/
http://soundcloud.com/stevenobrien/sets/piano-sonata-no-3-in-d-major/

I also posted a revised version of a sonata I posted here a while back, if you're interested:
http://soundcloud.com/stevenobrien/sets/piano-sonata-no-2-in-f-major/

If you're interested in performing one of the sonatas (It's always been my dream to hear other people play my music), or you just want to follow along, sheet music for all of these can be found in their soundcloud descriptions.

Enjoy,
-Steve


Edited by Stevenup7002 (10/26/11 05:31 PM)

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#1777997 - 10/27/11 05:39 AM Re: Two new piano sonatas [Re: Stevenup7002]
Jolteon Offline
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Registered: 04/11/11
Posts: 526
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Wow! I really liked the D major one! smile One little thing to note, with those little trill-type figures in the left hand in bar 33 and similar, you should notate a G# in stead of an A flat. A big part of reading music is being able to look at the overall shape of it, before you start reading individual notes and accidentals and what not. When looking at those parts just from the shape, I expected to hear repeated notes, rather than the trill figure. smile
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#1778030 - 10/27/11 08:45 AM Re: Two new piano sonatas [Re: Jolteon]
Stevenup7002 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
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Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: Jolteon
Wow! I really liked the D major one! smile One little thing to note, with those little trill-type figures in the left hand in bar 33 and similar, you should notate a G# in stead of an A flat. A big part of reading music is being able to look at the overall shape of it, before you start reading individual notes and accidentals and what not. When looking at those parts just from the shape, I expected to hear repeated notes, rather than the trill figure. smile

Thanks for pointing this out, I'll go through and change these today and update the scores. Glad you liked it.

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#1778163 - 10/27/11 01:10 PM Re: Two new piano sonatas [Re: Stevenup7002]
Steve Chandler Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 3010
Loc: Urbandale, Iowa
Both are very ambitious pieces in terms of size and scope. You definitely like to contrast dynamics, textures and register. From what I saw of the sheet music they're not easy to play. In general they're enjoyable music.

However, and this is a big however, can I assume Beethoven is a big influence in your creative efforts? It sure sounds that way. As you progress as a composer I hope you'll incorporate other influences into your creative thinking. Beethoven will always be the best Beethoven who ever lived. It's great to emulate the master in order to expertise, but I hope we get to hear what Steve O'Brien has to say in his own voice.

You're off to a good start and thank you for posting your music.

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#1780103 - 10/30/11 07:28 PM Re: Two new piano sonatas [Re: Stevenup7002]
carol2 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 8
can you still play the cues ?
I press play and nothing happens ! frown

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#1780432 - 10/31/11 11:13 AM Re: Two new piano sonatas [Re: carol2]
Stevenup7002 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 13
Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: carol2
can you still play the cues ?
I press play and nothing happens ! frown

Hmm, they're working fine for me.

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