All my musical productions with videos
Johann Strauss’s 'Du und Du' Waltz arranged by Dohnányi
This wonderful arrangement of Johann Strauss’s Du und Du Waltz is a masterpiece. My performance here uses the amazing VSL Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand piano. I hope you enjoy this performance. Do please leave a comment (good or bad) and even subscribe to my channel! I have loads of different styles of music on my website – mainly produced using a keyboard and a computer, ranging for Choral to Orchestral. www.ny-productions.org.
Brahms Clarinet Sonata No 2 Opus 120
This Sonata is one of the most beautiful written for the clarinet, and here we have the complete 2nd Sonata. It was written for Richard Mühlfeld and given its first public performance in Vienna in January 1895. Brahms was a phenomenal pianist, and this sonata is a real challenge for any pianist. It is beautifully written for the clarinet (and piano), and shows that Brahms had acquired a great understanding of the qualities of the instrument, no doubt enhanced by hearing Richard play privately to him. I intend to upload a real performance (with me playing the clarint) of both Clarinet Sonatas later in 2021. This performance was created using a keyboard and three Vienna Symphonic Library sample sets. If you like this performance, please leave a comment and subscribe to my channel. Versions are available for DISKLAVIER and also in a version without the clarinet so a budding player can have a decent piano accompaniment (the score displayed is the same as in this video) If interested, do get in touch - if you are a composer and are looking to get your works performed, I may be able to help. If you check my website, you will hear my performances of well know works. This is the quality of the performances I create using sampled instruments. My aim is to help composers get their music heard, and ideally then performed by live musicians ! www.ny-productions.org
Brahms Clarinet Sonata No 1 Opus 120
Brahms Sonata No. 1 was written in 1894 and was dedicated to the clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld. Brahms had earlier decided that his composing career was at an end, but whilst planning his Will, he attended a concert in Meiningen where he heard Richard Mühlfeld play. They performed this work three years later (in 1895) in Vienna There are four movements: Allegro appassionato, Andante un poco adagio, Allegretto grazioso, and finally, Vivace Sonata No 2 will be added to this YouTube Channel sometime during 2021. This performance was created using a keyboard and usingVienna Symphonic Library's Synchron Solo Clarinet and Bösendorfer Imperial sample sets. My plan is to also upload this work with my playing the actual clarinet (rather than using a keyboard) sometime in late 2021 or early 2022. If you like this interpretation (and can't believe it wasn't performed using real instruments), do leave a comment and subscribe to my channel. My website (ny-productions.org) has loads of other works I have played, ranging from violin, voice, organ to full orchestral works, including piano concertos.
Waltz Paraphrase No 2 on Johann Strauss's 'Tales from the Vienna Woods' by Eduard Schütt
This wonderful concert paraphrase by Eduard Schütt is just glorious, and this is my attempt at it. This performance was performed using my ancient Roland A80 keyboard and the recent Vienna Symphonic Library Steinway D274 Hamburg sample set. I have admit that some sections of this performance were played at a much slower tempo and I used Studio One to bring the speed up to where I think it should be. My ambition is to actually learn to play this work as per this performance, but without cheating ! If you like this interpretation, do leave a comment, and subscribe to my channel. I found this other performance - which I find hard to believe is REAL, but it appears to an EMI recording (too much room acoustic for my liking). I'm sure it's genuine but wow ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4-yjHzV6MU
El Choclo’ by Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Arroyo arr. Eduardo Rojas
‘El Choclo’ by Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Arroyo This is a brilliant pianistic arrangement by Eduardo Rojas of this famous tango. The Bösendorfer Imperial Grand is the perfect instrument to capture the mood of this work, with its contrast of beautiful rich bass and mellow higher tones. The images (in the video) are taken from Google. If you enjoy this performance, do 'like' it and leave a comment (and if you don’t like it, please feel free to leave a comment too) www.ny-productions.org
Violin Sonata Opus 18 Andante cantabile composed by Richard Strauss
Just realised that I've spent Strauss wrong in the intro to the performance. What a twit ! Sadly, if I correct the video, any views/comments will be lost so I'm leaving it with the error. This is my own interpretation of this wonderful movement from Richard Strauss's Violin Sonata. This performance is entirely created using a keyboard rather than a real violin and piano. Looking forwards to getting the next version of the Bohemian Violin sample set (currently version 3)!
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata No.14 Opus 27 No 2
This is just the Adagio sostenuto from the Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, marked Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven.The piece was completed in 1801, published the following year, and premiered by the composer himself even though his hearing was already deteriorating at the time. The nickname Moonlight Sonata can be traced to German poet Ludwig Rellstab, who published a review in which he likened the first movement of the piece to a boat floating in the moonlight on Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne. Beethoven actually dedicated the work to Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, a 16-year-old aristocrat who was his student for a short time. I have included four versions of this movement, played on different instruments - a Steinway, Bosendorfer, Yamaha and Bluthner Steinway D-274 is the first instrument, Bösendorfer Concert Grand 290 Imperial begins at 7:10 Yamaha CFX Concert Grand begins at 14:02 Blüthner 1895 begins at 20:59 At some point I'll upload the other movements (with just one piano). I'd be interested to know which sound you prefer. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel, and have a look at my website ny-productions.org