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Piano Concerto (JPR)

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Jan 8, 2012 | 3:16 PM EST
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7.8 MB
3 min 25 sec
4.26 / 5.00

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Rated 4.26 / 5 stars
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I really love how Newgrounds makes me try out things I never did before, like in this case an orchestral piece, created for the MAC of this month.
Of course, everyone with the smallest musical education will hear the noobishness of this. It tries to remisnisce of the great composers of the 19th century, but is probably full of harmonic no goes, as well as bad instrumentation and mixing.
The motif popped up in my mind while sitting on the can, but I can't guarantee it hasn't been done before and my stupid brain unconsciously stole it from somebody else. If so: I DIDN'T MEAN TO!!!
I'd love to read some of you classical music geniuses tear it apart, so go for it :D



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I really enjoyed your transitions from subject to subject, and the progressive harmonic movement fit really well into the macro structure of the piece!! Also, very nice use of mode mixture!! You have a really good ear for form!! Yes, some of the instrumentation could a little work, but all in all, great piece!! Grats!

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JPRixdorfer responds:

My whatwhat fit well into my what? Nice use of what what? I have no idea what you are talking about, but thank you very much :D. If you say I have a good ear for form that must be from all the years listening to classical music only, but obviously not from being a master in the theory of music.

Thanks for your kind words!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


As a huge fan of Mahler, Wagner, Schubert, and all those great (Late) Romantic Era composers, I have to say this piece has an excellent theme. My only distaste is that the instrumentation seems a bit funky. Some sort of woodwind instrument (flute or oboe) would be far more used than trumpet in the fast echoes of the Piano motives... The instrument sounds could be improved upon, but that's a pretty major undertaking, so no need.

I think there should be one more echo of the ending, but going up and even slower and quieter, with perhaps strings (unless you're writing a Russian piece, in which case it would rapidly speed up and go through a piano gliss then a quick "1-7+-1!" at FF or something catchy like that).

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JPRixdorfer responds:

See, this is exactly the kind of review I was hoping for!

Damn, you're right. I was browsing through my instruments and thought that the woodwinds wouldn't have enough impact to echo the piano, but I guess they don't even have to. The trumpet almost makes it a double concerto.

Yeah, I thought the same thing - after uploading. One more echo, but not the russian style: I am german after all :D so it would be extremely slow, still with piano in foreground.

Thanks a lot for the review!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thoroughly enjoyed this.

This is really sweet and quick to bite, haha. Really happy and up beat. Well done :D 5/5 10/10

JPRixdorfer responds:

yeah, pretty happy. The first song in ages I made in a major scale... don't ask me why, I don't know. Thanks for the review!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Very nice. I am not expert of this style but I dont think there is anything wrong with this particular piece. This contest will be rated mainly on composition so I think you have pretty good chance to win it

JPRixdorfer responds:

There is a lot wrong with it, but in the end I was pleased enough to upload it, wasn't I? Thanks for the review and high score!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Very nice piece that you've got going there i like the main melody it reminds me a lot of waterflames newest song western adventures.

JPRixdorfer responds:

*looking that up*... that is true! It's even in A major as well. The pizzicatos in the beginning are a lot like my motif. Thanks for the review!