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#2080853 - 05/11/13 01:33 PM Beethoven improvisation & Faust improvisation
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Two amateurish but fiery and enjoyable improvisations of mine from three years ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAlwLxaCbBI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pltYYNnqjXA

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#2081595 - 05/12/13 09:41 PM Re: Beethoven improvisation & Faust improvisation [Re: Medium Heights]
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Interesting. The first improvisation to me has some very Bach like contrapuntal qualities.. .without going to the same lengths of full-on fugue. I know Beethoven does quite a lot of this (including actual fugue) throughout his music, and especially his later Sonatas. I didn't however identify the Beethoven you were quoting. What was it?

Interesting that you apparently take already existing music and put your unique spin on it.
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#2081847 - 05/13/13 11:24 AM Re: Beethoven improvisation & Faust improvisation [Re: Chris Goslow]
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It begins by using a figure from the first movement of op 111. The real quotations come immediately after that, and are from the C Minor Variations. There are a minute and ten seconds of them, although somewhat modified and interspersed with a bit of improvisation. The improvisation that comes after them is partially reminiscent of op 111 again. I don't recall being obviously influenced by any other material, nor did I quote anything beyond what I just mentioned apart from the very little bit of Schumann from Kreisleriana.

Glad you liked it.

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