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Recommending the "competition"

I don't want to clog the conductor response page with non-conductor opinions, but thought some of the composers might want to share reactions to each other's work.
 
I sampled a couple of the recordings this morning (while scanning the scores), and stopped when I got to Anna Dembska's "Mira".  What a neat, challenging piece.  It's fun to listen to even without any sense of the text.  And when you check the text and see what she's up to, you realize how well the music carries the message.
 
Anybody else find treasure while browsing?  Here's hoping conductors will do the same.
Replies (6): Threaded | Chronological
on February 9, 2012 8:49am
My word, John Ward!  What an excellent idea you have!  When a composer will praise the work of another composer, there is no better complement that can be made to either party.  The best thing a person who finds a gold nugget can do is to give it away to someone else and then search for another.
 
on February 9, 2012 10:14am
This sounds like a good idea to me also.  However, I find that as I do not charge for my pieces, I am feeling a tad marginalised in this community.  So while I still think it is good, I would hope that John Ward's suggestion might be taken up in such a way that those, like me, who do not charge, are not excluded.
on February 9, 2012 10:26am
Re "this community" in my previous posting, it should read "the Marketplace Community".  I was switching from one community to another.  Apologies.  There is no edit button I can see.
on February 9, 2012 10:38am
David,
   I am disheartened that you feel excluded.  You, and other benevolent composers are welcome to include your works in the showcase, to tell us of upcoming performances, to share news of your premieres and to participate fully in all we do.  Other composers have already entered works offered without charge.  If I have given a differing impression please accept my appology.  The opposite of benevolent by the way is "business-minded."  I thought I better say that before Jakko Mäntyjärvi defines it for me.  
on February 9, 2012 3:26pm
I apologise, Jack, for an innappropriate choice of word.  It was inapt and inept.  I did indeed understand that I would not be able to upload compositions, but 'excluded' was altogether the wrong word.
 
May I say, however, that I think there is merit in what is emerging in the thread that warrants consideration.
on February 9, 2012 7:31pm
Thanks so much for your kind words, John.
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