I always have a lot of fun listening to pieces that are composed of variations on themes. They're always so interesting to listen to, and this one is no exception. Loved the use of dissonance and the way each variation flowed into another. Could hear influences from many modern styles of composition, which was really awesome. The recording sounded very professional and really did this piece justice. Really sounded like Chopin brought into the 20th century.
Dynamics and tempo
The beginning of the piece was much too loud in my opinion, forcing the swell at :19 to be a bit underwhelming.
A slight ritardando at :38 would have been greeeeat.
I would exaggerate the swell at :59 and drop to maybe a pianissimo at 1:01, exaggerate swell at 1:13, and build up to 1:28 fortissimo. Dunno what was written in the score, but bringing the lows very low will make the highs sound even higher, from what I understand.
Maybe it was the recording quality, but the entire song sounded rather tepid. The entire dynamic range seemed rather limited, but harmonically the piece sounded good, albeit a bit cheesy at times (Not because you did anything wrong, but because there are tons of pieces like this one already). Still, I managed to find the piece pretty melodically varied on the whole, if not melodically original.
Anyway, as good as this piece is, more liberties with dynamics and tempo and this piece will be phenomenally more awesome sounding.
Not good either.
The melody, bassline, and accompaniment were in different keys.
So unless you did that on purpose, (and if you did, my bad :P) I suggest keeping all the voices in the same keys at the same time.
The good stuff was in the way the voices fit together. Different sounds float in and out at pretty nice intervals.
Ok, thanks for advice, I would try to take into account it.
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