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    The Unrepentent Rogue

    I've been working on this one for several weeks now. It's the overture to Mozart's Don Giovanni, my favorite opera. Comments, critiques welcome.
    Never look at the trombones. It only encourages them. Richard Strauss

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    Nice nice nice! job on this, valhalx -- and one whole heck of a lotta lotta work, at that. Very solid interpretation.

    Well done!

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    Excellent work, Val! You spent a lot of time with this work of Wolfie and it shows. Impressive dynamics and realism. Good show!

    My best,

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    Re: The Unrepentent Rogue

    etLux and Larry,
    Thanks to both of you. It was a lot of work but well worth it.
    Never look at the trombones. It only encourages them. Richard Strauss

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    Re: The Unrepentent Rogue

    Excellent work - and the emphasis is on the word "work". That must have taken a great deal of effort - but it comes off very well.

    A few years ago I made an audio study guide to Mozart's 40th. It contained about 60 examples with written commentary ("notice how the motive is inverted, etc"). But I was doing it in Sibelius with the Quicktime Midi as the playback source, i.e., I didn't spend too much time on articulations, dynamics, balance. Having worked with GPO, and dealing with some of the basic sequencing issues, I can truly appreciate how much work you put into this. Time and effort, in this case equals a fine result.

    On a side note - are the Eroica examples on your website your realisation?

    All the best.

    R. Pearl

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    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx
    I've been working on this one for several weeks now. It's the overture to Mozart's Don Giovanni, my favorite opera. Comments, critiques welcome.
    It's one of my favorite works. Hard work inflating expressions in a so long and complex score: what about posting the midi file?

    I will let you know more in private message. Thanks for posting it!

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    Congratulations,on a wonderful realisation of this majestic overture.Don Giovanni is my favoutite Mozart opera.Excellent detailed work here,it must have taken ages.Can you give us any tips on how you avoided the dreaded "machine gun" effect on the repeated string notes.
    Now you have completed the hard bit ,when can we look forward to Act 1.
    Superb.
    regards

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    Bravo!

    One of my favorites as well. I can only imagine the amount of hours/days spent.



    jeff

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    Re: The Unrepentent Rogue

    Quote Originally Posted by rpearl
    Excellent work - and the emphasis is on the word "work". That must have taken a great deal of effort - but it comes off very well.

    A few years ago I made an audio study guide to Mozart's 40th. It contained about 60 examples with written commentary ("notice how the motive is inverted, etc"). But I was doing it in Sibelius with the Quicktime Midi as the playback source, i.e., I didn't spend too much time on articulations, dynamics, balance. Having worked with GPO, and dealing with some of the basic sequencing issues, I can truly appreciate how much work you put into this. Time and effort, in this case equals a fine result.

    On a side note - are the Eroica examples on your website your realisation?

    All the best.

    R. Pearl
    Thank you for your kind comments. Your study guide sounds cool. I've been thinking about doing the 40th, a truely moving piece of music. I love to approach music both from the emotional and analytical perspectives.
    The examples on my Eroica site were done with Overture and an Edirol (Roland) SD20 hardware synth. It's a nice synth but doesn't come close to GPO. When I am completely confident with GPO I'm going to redo the Eroica. BTW, I'm gratified that people from this forum are checking out my site.
    Val
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    Re: The Unrepentent Rogue

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabio
    It's one of my favorite works. Hard work inflating expressions in a so long and complex score: what about posting the midi file?

    I will let you know more in private message. Thanks for posting it!
    Thanks, Fabio. I can see alot of people on this forum regard Don Giovanni as their favorite Opera. Every time I watch the final scene it sends chills down my spine. You should find the MIDI at this link Don Giovanni MIDI.
    Val
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