About

This blog is still – shame on me – under construction. While I muster enough time and energy to do something about it (LOL), please visit my channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/travelsbypiano) or my composer page on IMSLP (link on YouTube channel page).

Thank you!

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9 Responses to “About”

  1. Roger S Tseng Says:

    I know that I come with not authority and that perhaps you might regard me as having some nerve, but I was wondering if there were most compositions that you could post beyond tbp93. Also I cannot find your impromptu composition.

    As a disclaimer, it is not that I am too lazy to make a transcription from string to piano, but that I lack the ability. And unfortunately I do not possess the ability nor the money to play extra instruments (such as the violin), though most of my favorites (especially that of Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 KV 183) are played by symphonies.

    • travelsbypiano Says:

      >>
      I was wondering if there were most compositions that you could post beyond tbp93
      >>
      Sure, but it takes time. Please check the updated “Hello world” post for a new link.

      >>
      Also I cannot find your impromptu composition.
      >>
      Where? On YouTube? The link works for me…

      >>
      And unfortunately I do not possess the ability nor the money to play extra instruments (such as the violin), though most of my favorites (especially that of Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 KV 183) are played by symphonies.
      >>
      Well, if this can make you feel better, neither do I. The only instrument I can play (and rather badly at that) is the piano (digital). Most of the time I work on a virtual score, instead.

  2. A.B.Palsson Says:

    What computerprogramme do you use to play your transcriptions? And your own compositions are they directly recorded from your digital piano to a computer with a notewriting programme? By the way I think your transcriptions of the Bach suites for cello are excellent. Like you I am a poor pianist with an old digital piano who also make a few compositions for piano. But, unlike you, I prefer the more traditional style of music when I try to compose.

    • travelsbypiano Says:

      Thank you for your comment! The program I use to play the pieces is SynthFont v.0.998, the one I use to sequence them is Midisoft Recording Session v. 1.12 (16-bit software!). Currently all compositions, just like the transcriptions, are being played by the computer. However this year I finally bought a digital piano so I can play my easier compositions and – hopefully – post them on the channel. If I do they will most likely be direct recordings (without a midi pass to clean up imperfections – I just don’t have the time to do a professional editing, be it my scores or my interpretations – sigh…). I’m really happy you like my Bach transcriptions – I’ll get to work on the last one left (the most famous one, BWV 1007) anytime soon. About my compositions, quite a few times I regret not being able to write music like my favourite classical composers – I can’t write in pure classical-baroque style and I can’t write in true romantic or post-romantic style either, but then I think: the only style I’m supposed to write in, is my own style. If I had written music exactly like my much-admired favorite composers, then the whole lot of my production so far would never have seen the light. Having avoided this somehow gives me peace of mind at least.

  3. Claus Winter Says:

    Hi,
    what a fantastic transcription of Bachs famous cello suite BWV 1007! It is the best variation I ever heard from Bachs masterpiece.
    I am an amateur piano player and would like to play this suite on my piano. For me the first possibility to realise this is to make my own transcription from the original notes. The second possibility is to ask you: Is your transcription available?

    Best wishes from Cologne, Germany,
    Claus

    • travelsbypiano Says:

      Hi there,
      thank you very much for your comment! Unfortunately I guess you’d have to go for the first possibility. It’s not like I don’t want to release my scores, I simply don’t have the time (or the energy left) at the end of my work days to edit them. And this is not the only work awaiting an official pdf score: count 53 more transcription projects, and even more original compositions.

      Back to the Great Bach I think you can have fun simply by playing the original score on the piano – I say this from experience, it’s great fun to hear this melody coming from one’s hands on one’s favorite instrument, and having the freedom to experiment in hands distribution, accompaniment adding, octave shifting etc. The version on the channel was done directly on the virtual score though, because I wanted to be free from my personal technical limitations (as a player).

      Cheers from Rome, Italy!

    • travelsbypiano Says:

      Hi there again,
      I’m please to inform you the pdf score is now available: http://travelsbypiano.load.cd
      Thank you for your support,
      Roberto

  4. Raquel Bigareli Says:

    Que maravilhosa transcrição para piano. Como faço pra conseguir a partitura?
    Parabéns pelo trabalho!!! Foi a mais bela execução que já ouvi da Suite 1 em G maior.
    abraços


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