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1  About music in general / Members' own compositions / Symphony in C minor on: February 21, 2019, 01:01:45 am
I'd like to present to you my Symphony in C minor and I would very much appreciate your impressions - thank you! 

I. Andante /Allegro con brio ed appassionato (C Major / C minor)

Structure:

0:01 Andante, a choral, first in solemn C Major by solo horns, later tragically turning into C minor
2:54 Allegro con brio ed appassionato, C minor, 6/8, Exposition
6:33 Development
9:16 Recapitulation
12:57 Coda
  14:38 resuming the choral theme
  15:07 Presto

http://gerdprengel.de/symphony-1.mp3
http://gerdprengel.de/symphony-1.pdf  (score)

II. Andante cantabile
An Andante with 7 variations on the theme which Beethoven sketched for the second movement of his planned 10th symphony in 1825.

http://gerdprengel.de/symphony-2.mp3
http://gerdprengel.de/Symphony-2.pdf


III. Scherzo

Among Beethoven's sketches for a 10th symphony from 1825 there are the opening 24 measures for a Scherzo (titled 'Presto') and the 7 measure theme for a  Trio as a middle part of the movement. This Scherzo theme is one of the most furious and powerful Scherzo themes I know, somewhat a mixture of the Scherzo themes of his fith symphony  and Schummann's first symphony. I made an atttempt to develop these themes to a whole symphonic movement.

Sketches:
http://gerdprengel.de/mediapool/72/727710/resources/20946520.jpg
http://gerdprengel.de/sketch3.jpg

My realisation:
http://gerdprengel.de/Scherzo-10th.mp3
http://gerdprengel.de/Scherzo_on_10th.pdf


IV.  Allegro con spirito

The Finale is the most vivid and jubilent movement I wrote so far. In the development (starting at 4:30) more dark and exotic colours come in:

http://gerdprengel.de/symphony-4.mp3


Gerd
2  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Unfinished 6th symphony by Felix Mendelssohn (1845) on: November 04, 2018, 11:10:39 pm
Thank you, ...
No, I didn't use Garritan Personal Orchestra. The tool is NotePerformer :-)

Gerd
3  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Unfinished 6th symphony by Felix Mendelssohn (1845) on: November 04, 2018, 05:44:25 pm
In the beginning of this year I made the most interesting discovery that in the month his violin concerto had it's first performance (March/April 1845) Mendelssohn was working on a 6th symphony in C-Major! For the 1st mov. he wrote the first about 80 bars in full score and some sketches for the 2nd theme and the development. This fascinated me so much that I tried to make a full movement of it.

I finally could also get the sketches for a second movement from a library in Oxford and made it to complete also this to a whole Andante movement of about 14 minutes.
The first 2:50 minutes are based on a full melody sketch with various hints to the accompaniement by Mendelssohn. After orchestrating this I continued with a new middle part with various themes with each increasing in strength and coming to a dramatic climax with an appassionate fugato.
After this various variations of Mendelssohn's beautiful Andante theme follow until a recapitulation of the beginning and a most tender final variation.

I.Allegro

http://www.gerdprengel.de/Mendelssohn_unfinished_symphony1.mp3
http://www.gerdprengel.de/Symphony_in_C_Allegro.pdf

II. Andante cantabile

http://www.gerdprengel.de/Mendelssohn_unfinished_symphony_Andante.mp3
http://www.gerdprengel.de/Mendelssohn_unfinished_symphony_Andante.pdf

It would help me to get your impressions and hints for improvements ... Thank you!

Regards, Gerd
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