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What was your first encounter with Kurtág's music?

It is often love on first sight. The same is the case with music. So tell us here what was the first piece by Kurtág you experienced something special. 

For me it was his 'Perpetuum mobile' from the Játékok series. Here he treats the keyboard as a "found object" (objet trouvé). The challenge is often to make something of the most limited elements. Here Kurtág only uses glissandi to build up his piece with. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLbx5aSVEfM

How do you think about miniatures?

If your are a composer of miniatures, to what type do you belong? Are your miniatures playful and witty, like a Beethoven bagatelle? Or are they very condensed, à la Webern? Are they ascetic, like those of Boris Yoffe (see link)? Or are they poetic, intuitive impressions, à la Mompou. Something else? Something 'Kafkaesk'? Or something between?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xwkdJI0CBE

I think most of my miniatures belong to the poetic, intuitive type. I have affinity with a certain type of zen drawings. Not the doodles that people draw at boring meetings. But the simple observations of everyday life, that are roughly sketched without almost any deliberate control. 

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Recommendations?

Hello,

Thank you for setting up this group and giving the biographical information. I am looking for some recommendations for Bach music. I see from the information here that Bach was German, and also Lutheran, with the Straight sexual orientation. I am French, and Catholic, and have Gay sexual orientation. Is there any Bach music that you would recommend I start with? Any pieces that are just a little bit gay? Or are they all fully straight? Also, something maybe not so Protestant would be good, if you know of it. 

Thank you,

N. Bardot

Créations privées – avant de venir… it’s released already!

… after a last time, when I have had decided to write my first book with sheets music, passed already around one and half month. At beginning I wanted keep all of it, every composition only for myself… but when I have had finished my 3th composition, I have changed my decisions – cause for what shall it profit me if I will keep it only for myself?

When I have had changed my mind, I have had decided write book with piano sheets music. Not just small publication, but trilogy – and here is now first book, and next is coming 1st of July.

Due to the fact that through music is best to reflect what is difficult to show in words, I have had decided to transfer my feelings to the musical notes on the staves… and this has helped me a lot with my own feelings and with creating my first book with piano sheets music.

In the book “Créations privées – avant de venir” is contained 9 piano sheets music and 1 as a bonus, which is a medley – as an additional element I have had decided put selected quote at the end of each song, so that you could better understand the depth of what I feel, and how I perceive the world around me.

Most of the quotes I have had used is from the Word of God (The Bible), but that doesn’t mean that it’s intended only for believers, or some other group of people. The purpose of my music sheets, where I have had attached a selected quotes is let you better understand the depth of feelings.

If you would like to get a book for free, you can download it by following link: https://avantdevenir.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/crc3a9ations-privc3a9es-avant-de-venir.pdf

If you wish you can also check out sheets music on my MuseScore profile: https://musescore.com/luqasz

... or on the YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgzgV9kWZ-WKDdM4vGUaeJwlwwaQaPEuM

I hope you will enjoy music sheets in this book.

Kindest regards,
Lukasz Wojciech M. Tworzydlo

Transcribed Mozart work.

Hi, all.

I want to share a transcribed work of Mozart's I just worked on. 

This is my favorite church sonata. So I was glad to have been able to transcribe it into musescore. Which handled it  quite well.

Take a look and listen to this master piece if you'd like. To start your week this monday. 
 
Don't forget you can add your own songs to the group (I want all walks of life to know they are welcome to appreciate all music. Especially Mozart!!!)

And you can also start a discussion if you would like about a new work of his you have found or speaking of him in general. As to share the genius he is. 

Have a great week!!! 

Link:  https://musescore.com/user/20056076/scores/5057858

Bach's works

Hi all !

My name is Wandrille, I'm 15, and I'm organist. Found of J.S. Bach and baroque music, I have got a challenge: upload all the arrangement of Bach's organ works, and maybe more, like cantatas, pieces of the Well Tempered Clavier, etc. If you are interested in all those works, you can have a look at my dashboard and I would be pleased if you decide to follow me.

Thank you very much for your attention, and god bless you all !

A Mourning Star

So I wrote this piece I call a Mourning Star. Kinda a play on words. It's Debussy inspired with the space feel specifically Clair De Lune. The right hand is supposed to resemble the Sun and the left is Death. The sun is near its end and about to undergo a transition to a Planetary Nebula. Slowly death and the sun harmonize till unison at the beginning. The rest is kind of the explosion and expansion into beautiful colors with all the gases of the sun. Then it eventually reaches a calming point at the end. It's probably my favorite piece I wrote so far. There is a lot of dissonance that I need to go back and fix that I will later. Thanks in advance for checking it out!

https://musescore.com/user/2965291/scores/5022976