I had a listen to your recordings. I think they are very wonderful movements to follow the first.
Thanks for that, Riley!
The Andante has a wonderful "flowing" feeling to it
I´m glad to hear that, because I have choosen a quite fast tempo, but it´s "con moto" and I like it really "con moto".
The Minuetto reminds me of Bach, a very orderly classical piece. The B section is wonderful, in it's runs, and you play this at quite a clip, I think you truly have a good tempo for it.
Thanks, yes, it has a good flow. I had a faster version first, but then I choosed this one, because it seemed exactly right to me.
There are runs in this in a Haydn piece I played last year that seemed impossible for me to play crisply, but that was on a digital.
Well, you really can´t play runs and such things very well on a digital, at least I can not. I´m not able to play on a digital piano properly, because I can´t get a feeling for the music. And if I can´t get a feeling for the music, I can´t play, that´s very simple. So for me it´s simply impossible to play on digital (especially classical or let´s say "demanding" pieces in general).
The Rondo at parts reminds me of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," perhaps it was an influence?
That´s interesting, but I have no idea. What place exactly do you mean?
The leading tone trills that only last for three notes, those are interesting to me, in and of themselves.
Yes, for me these are small sighing motifs. The last movement (Rondo) is as lyrical as the first, so one really could say it´s a "lyrical sonata". I have played it today to my colleague, Michael Schönfelder (I have posted some recordings for clarinet and piano with him here on this site, f.ex. Poulencs sonata for clarinet and piano), and he said to me, my sonata reminds very much of Schubert. I think, he is not wrong with that. I personally feel a big affinity to this composer.
Now to transcribe these, I should hope that I do not misinterpret your original manuscript, though I will ask you if I have questions.
That´s very kind of you. Thank you! I will practise on the new pieces by yourself, you have sent to me recently!
The admins had some some doubt whether we should be hosting juvenile compositions by PS members. But after listening to this Sonata I think it meets all the standards, and can be enjoyed by the general public. It is a precocious output for a 13-year old, but a grown-up amateur composer would not need to be ashamed of it.
Thanks for that, Chris. I also think, this sonata fulfills all standards of the sonata form and from this, it´s absolutely solid and can be offered to a general public. If this wouldn´t be the case, I would not have played them in a public concert then in 1987.
There is an ugly edit at 0:46 in the 2nd mvt, with a click and sudden tempo shift.
I have noticed that while listening, but I swear, there are no edits in all four movements except reverb and a few Equalizer with a small boost of the higher frequencies. They all are played by heart and without any cuts!
This only can be something like a "digital artefact", which sometimes happens with my soundcard, when I record with 96 Khz and 32 bit float or higher. (Usually I record with 192 Khz/32bit.)These all are recorded with 96 Khz/32bit. I will see, if I can do something to delete this "ugly edit", which is no one, but I fear, it´s not possible to get that digital artefact out.
Although I have been too busy in and around my house to involve much with PS, I'll try to make some time to put these on the site.
Thank you. I appreciate that.