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 Post subject: David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Me and my colleague, Michael Schönfelder (clarinet) present you three pieces by some temporary english composers. This is one of them. From my view these are little musical gems in freetonal style.
David Lyon (*1938): Almost a Waltz, for clarinet and piano, performed by Michael Schönfelder (clarinet) and Andreas Pfaul (piano).
David Lyon is a british composer, born in 1938 in Walsall, in the English Midlands. For further information see this link, please:
http://www.naxos.com/person/David_Lyon/22615.htm

Here is the link to our video of this piece:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdjJP16BszA

Here is the mp3-file, which contains the audio-track of the video above:
Lyon - Almost like a Waltz (2:20)

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 Post subject: Re: David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano
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That was nice, Andreas. A charming piece, and played well!
FYI - to help you with your English = the word you want is 'contemporary' not 'temporary'.

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 Post subject: Re: David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano
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Hi Andreas,

"Almost a Waltz" is an interesting title. I did notice that while it seems to be in a brisk 3/4 time like a waltz, yet there are a few moments when the 3/4 feeling is lost for a few seconds, but always returns. It is, I think, a very urbane and witty piece. Very nicely played!

David

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 Post subject: Re: David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano
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That was nice, Andreas. A charming piece, and played well!
FYI - to help you with your English = the word you want is 'contemporary' not 'temporary'


Oh, yes, thanks, of course, contemporary. :shock: One only can be temporary a contemporary composer, isn´t it?! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano
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Rachfan wrote:

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"Almost a Waltz" is an interesting title. I did notice that while it seems to be in s brisk 3/4 time like a waltz, yet there are a few moments when the 3/4 feeling is lost for a few seconds, but always returns. It is, I think, a very urbane and witty piece. Very nicely played!


Dear David, thank you very much for your appreciated comment and praise. :D Yes, there are few 2/4 bars built in that piece. And yes, I think, it has something of the typical "british urbanity and wittyness", if that word exists. I personally like that very much.

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 Post subject: Re: David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano
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This is now on the site, on a new page 'Chamber Music'.

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 Post subject: Re: David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano
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This is a nice piece Andreas. I congratulate you and your duet partner. The style is an interesting sort, as you say of the freetonal type. 8) I must say though it was a cheap trick by Lyon to say "almost like a waltz" :lol: There's an idea write in some approximate style of any established form and title it "almost a _____."

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 Post subject: Re: David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano
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Thank you for listening and your kind comment, Riley! :D

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I must say though it was a cheap trick by Lyon to say "almost like a waltz" :lol: There's an idea write in some approximate style of any established form and title it "almost a _____."


Maybe you are right, but I´m not sure, if it is only a "cheap trick". Maybe he wanted to express, that he wanted to follow up the old tradition of waltz, but creating something new in it and therefore he choosed the word "almost". What do you think about this interpretation of the title?

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 Post subject: Re: David Lyon: Almost a Waltz for clarinet and piano
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Yes, it makes sense. It sounds like a waltz, but has elements of another piece. The only thing I was thinking is he was taking the easy way out by not making a more creative title to go along with the music. Like "A Jolly Stroll in the Park"or something :)

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