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(13) 'Stummer Dialog' by Masashi Hamauzu from 'Vielen Dank'

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Published on Jan 2, 2012

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This is 'Stummer Dialog' (which is German for 'Silent Dialogue'), and is track number 13 from the album 'Vielen Dank' by Musashi Hamuzu.

Please feel free to check out my Vielen Dank playlist for more music from this wonderful album ^_____^
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Happy New Year :)))

Start the year as you mean to go on right :P Its been so long since I posted a piece from Hamauzu's wonderful album, well over a year infact, so it was about time that I did another one. Incidentally, this is the 9th piece now from this 26 piece album that I have uploaded. Not all the pieces in the album are piano solo works, and not all of them have yet been transcribed to piano, but it is an overall long term goal of mine to record all of these one day - yes, even the ensemble works!

Although the album contains many original works, 'Stummer Dialog' first appeared in Hamauzu's work on Musashiden II Blademaster, a.k.a Samurai Legend Musashi. Here is the original source:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hTMz...

There is no doubt in my mind that this piece and its arrangement is an evolution of the piece '"+4" 2 [Depth]' which he composed many years before this one and can be found in the album 'Piano Pieces SF2 ~ Rhapsody on a Theme of SaGa Frontier 2~' - and in comparing the two works, one can get a clear idea of how his compositional style has matured over time. Like 'Depth', Hamauzu bases his arrangement on heavy, many fingered, chords. Some of these chords are slightly dissonant, some have mini-clusters and almost all require a large stretch of the hand in 9ths, 10ths, and some also require awkward stretches in between the fingers too. This sort of interesting chord play is something that Hamauzu likes to do and althoguh compositionally very different, the piece 'Travelling Company' from FFXPC is another shining example, although most chords in that piece are so large that they can only be played if rolled, as Hamauzu indicates in the score.

Incidentally, Hamauzu often cites this album as his defining work to date, and that which he is most proud of. Such being the case, do check out my earlier recordings of some of these pieces. I've made a playlist of these tracks which can be found on the sidebar :P

A link to the sheets can be downloaded from here. They were transcribed by the youtube user 'Katchum' :P

http://www.filefront.com/17133997/Mas...

On a different note, for those of you who like to read, I've written a novel - a work of absurdist fiction which falls somewhere in between Alice in Wonderland and Kafka - which can now be found on Amazon Kindle. Here is a link to the US store. The book is also available in other territories too, like the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy etc. Check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/Kierkegaards-Ap...

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