• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Topic: Vom Wind Verwehy

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1
    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    California Redwoods
    Posts
    3,024

    Vom Wind Verweht

    Well, Golden Caprice is gone. It was envisaged as a caprice of 3 movents, but has evolved into this one movement caprice, of which Golden Caprices is a key component. After a bit of fussing with phrasing etc, the score will also be available.


    About 7 1/2 minutes of GPO Steinway.

    edit: Stupid typos annoy me, but I still make them. The subject on the Listening Room header has an unexplained y instead of a t for the last letter. Such things always embarrass me!

    Richard

    Toccata Caprice.mp3

  2. #2
    Senior Member fastlane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Shelton, Washington State
    Posts
    3,258

    Re: Vom Wind Verwehy

    Hello Richard,

    Tocatta Caprice is a good name for this piano piece. It’s difficult enough for me just to follow. It sounds like it would be a challenge to perform. The over mood seems to lean towards maybe frantic but also energetic. There was one spot where I think I heard some jazz rhythm.



    Phil

  3. #3
    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    California Redwoods
    Posts
    3,024

    Re: Vom Wind Verwehy

    Yep, a bit short of frantic. A bit of jazz feel sneaks in. Very difficult to perform. Not so difficult to write, other than attempting to keep it from being impossibly difficult.

    Richard

  4. #4

    Re: Vom Wind Verwehy

    An almost overpowering piece. It intrigues me how you come up with such complex pieces, your mastery over modes, scales is impressive. I notice you like things to ride the borderline of chaos, yet it is controlled..

    Impressive and excellently executed.

  5. #5
    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    California Redwoods
    Posts
    3,024

    Re: Vom Wind Verwehy

    Thank you. Yes, I do like to ride the border line of chaos, and mostly disregard the usual harmonies and structure. Counterpoint is obviously important to me. Also important:

    Hindemith: the ear is the final arbiter.
    Ellington: if it sounds right, it is right.
    Piston: the rules follow practice.

    This frequently leads to music that is quite difficult, but playable after much effort.

    Richard

  6. #6

    Re: Vom Wind Verwehy

    From my old-fashioned perspective this sounds rather innovative with an appealing beauty. Jazzy sometimes indeed which I find certainly appropriate to ensure its modern feel. I get the impression that it would be fun and stimulating to play a piece like this.
    Well done, Richard.

    Kjell

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •