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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Three Small Piano Pieces
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:43 am 
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Great playing Chris and it is true that none of the Swedish classical composers have a distinctive Swedish style or sound. Actually, you have to search for Swedish folk music to find the true spirit of Swedish music and the closest match out of these three Stenhammar pieces is, according to my view, the third.

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Three Small Piano Pieces
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:03 am 
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Thanks Robert. There must be 'real' Swedish folk music but I think composers never took it at face value like Norwegian composers did (Grieg with the Slatter, Tveitt with the Hardanger Tunes). But it's probably not fair to always compare Swedish to Norwegian music. The Swedes have a mind and culture of their own.

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Three Small Piano Pieces
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:00 pm 
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I'll be interested in hearing these as I have some Swedish in me. It's only in my last name, but it's there. :) I will listen to them when I have some time.

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Three Small Piano Pieces
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:21 am 
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hey, Chris!

I love Stenhammar!
I have even imported from Sweden two piano sonatas' score, which I could find nowhere else (and it was really difficult to import these, since the website was in Swedish, and I know beans about it. But the most difficult part was to DISCOVER this website. hehe).

However I must admit I was a little disappointed, because I thought these were the 3 Pieces Op. 11. :x

Nice playing!
It even made me feel slightly like recording pieces again. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Three Small Piano Pieces
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:57 am 
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Yes there is and I think its fair to say that classical composers never paid it much attention. A pity as many of these old folk songs are truly beautiful! I had an idea to take that up many years ago and I made some compositions which are very inspired by Swedish folk songs but as often, I cannot take the time needed and then I'm not sure I am talented enough to pull it off.

Comparing with Norway, it differs a bit but to be honest, not that much. We live very close and have almost the same language (we understand each other pretty well), share many parts of history and people move and work between our countries without restrictions.

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Thanks Robert. There must be 'real' Swedish folk music but I think composers never took it at face value like Norwegian composers did (Grieg with the Slatter, Tveitt with the Hardanger Tunes). But it's probably not fair to always compare Swedish to Norwegian music. The Swedes have a mind and culture of their own.

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Three Small Piano Pieces
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:11 pm 
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felipesarro wrote:
Nice playing!
It even made me feel slightly like recording pieces again. :D

Hey Felipe, thanks ! Yeah, why not start again ! A little set like this is great - print out, sit down, record :lol:
Nice for a change not to have to sweat on a piece for months.

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