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Fanfare of Perseverance, Op. 58 (2008) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

Fanfare of Perseverance, Op. 58 (2008) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

This is a composition for two brass sections and timpani. The first brass section introduces the main melody of the piece, while the second brass section comes in once the melody is repeated; it introduces considerable ornamentation and tension into the work. The timpani provides steady, fast, omnipresent accompaniment throughout the length of the composition. The entirety of the piece is meant to reflect a determined attempt to overcome an obstacle — a push forward despite hardship and resistance. The composition is written in the key of A minor, but transitions to C major in the final two measures to represent the successful triumph over adversity.

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The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov’s Abstract Orderism Fractal 14, available for download here and here.

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Waltz #8, Op. 71 (2012) – Musical Composition by G. Stolyarov II

Waltz #8, Op. 71 (2012) – Musical Composition by G. Stolyarov II

An intense and ornate waltz for three pianos and one cello – composed by Mr. Stolyarov in the key of C minor, transitioning into C major and A minor.

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The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov’s Abstract Orderism Fractal 40, available for download here and here.

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Waltz #1, Op. 1 (1998) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

Waltz #1, Op. 1 (1998) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

This piano waltz was Mr. Stolyarov’s first musical composition, created in 1998 (at age 11). This version is played using Finale 2011 software and the Steinway Grand Piano instrument.

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The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov’s Abstract Orderism Fractal 7, available for download here and here.

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Piano Composition #3, Op. 5 (2001) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

Piano Composition #3, Op. 5 (2001) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

Mr. Stolyarov’s fifth opus, composed in 2001, combines the chords and alternating moods of much of 19th-century Romantic music with the strict meter and rhythm of 18th-century Classical music. It is played in Finale 2011 Software using the Steinway Grand Piano instrument.

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See the index of Mr. Stolyarov’s compositions, all available for free download, here.

The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov’s Abstract Orderism Fractal 3, available for download here and here.

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Piano Composition #2, Op. 4 (2001) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

Piano Composition #2, Op. 4 (2001) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

Mr. Stolyarov’s fourth musical opus was composed in 2001 and has an atmosphere reminiscent of some of the lighter dances of the 18th-century Classical era.

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The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov’s Abstract Orderism Fractal 37, available for download here and here.

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Piano Composition #1, Op. 3 (2001) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

Piano Composition #1, Op. 3 (2001) – Video by G. Stolyarov II

This is one of Mr. Stolyarov’s first compositions, written in 2001 and played in Finale 2011 Software using the Steinway Grand Piano instrument. It is a pleasant minuet-like piece in 3/4 meter that evokes the harmonies of the Classical Era.

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See the index of Mr. Stolyarov’s compositions, all available for free download, here.

The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov’s Abstract Orderism Fractal 4 (Feather Fractal), available for download here and here.

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Sonata-Allegro #1, Op. 55 (2008) – Musical Composition by G. Stolyarov II

Sonata-Allegro #1, Op. 55 (2008) – Musical Composition by G. Stolyarov II

This 2008 composition was written strictly in the sonata-allegro form popular in the late 18th century. Harmonies commonly present in music of the Classical era also frequently occur. This version is played in the Finale 2011 software using the Steinway Grand Piano instrument.

This is the form of the composition:

Exposition:

First Theme in the key of C major.

Bridge to Second Theme, incorporating elements of First Theme.

Second Theme, in the key of G major.

Development:

Elements of First and Second Theme varied, intertwined, and modulated, culminating in a Retransition to the First Theme.

Recapitulation:

First Theme in the key of C major.

Bridge to Second Theme, incorporating elements of First Theme.

Second Theme, in the key of C major.

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See the index of Mr. Stolyarov’s compositions, all available for free download, here.

The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov’s Abstract Orderism Fractal 44, available for download here and here. 

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Pann Quartet in F Major, Op. 70 (2012) – Composition by G. Stolyarov II

Pann Quartet in F Major, Op. 70 (2012) – Composition by G. Stolyarov II

The New Renaissance Hat
G. Stolyarov II
June 19, 2012
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This joyful, triumphant, and refined contemporary classical composition was made possible by the generous support of Mr. Andrew Pann via the New Rational Classical Composition project on Kickstarter.

Mr. Pann is a cellist, and – in his honor – this piece is arranged for a cello and three pianos. The cello and the key of F major add to the warmth and brightness of the melody. This composition is played in the Finale 2011 software using the Steinway Grand Piano and Cello Plr3 instruments.Thank you, also, to Mr. Carl Witty, for contributing funds to the creation of this work.

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See the index of Mr. Stolyarov’s compositions, all available for free download, here.

The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov’s Abstract Orderism Fractal 41, available for download here and here.

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Be a Patron of a New Classical Composition: Melody, Harmony, and Dignity Guaranteed!

Be a Patron of a New Classical Composition: Melody, Harmony, and Dignity Guaranteed!

I am initiating an ambitious new experiment for funding new rational classical composition via Kickstarter. Please see the Kickstarter page for this project here.

For a combined pledge of $150, I will create a new classical composition of at least 3 minutes in length. The person contributing the plurality of funds will be able to have the composition bear his/her name. (For instance, if your name is Smith, and I compose a rondo, it would be called the Smith Rondo, Op. 70 – or you could choose a different name of appropriate dignity.) Any donor would be able to recommend whether the composition be predominantly in a major or a minor key – as well as the key itself (e.g., C major, A minor, etc.). (Note: Secondary themes or variations on the main theme may depart from the main key if this would reinforce the integrity and develop the intricacy of the composition.) If a majority of donors favors a particular key, I will write the piece in that key.

Once composed, the work would be released online for free download and streaming and would be licensed as Creative Commons. The creation of art and music through distributed patronage, as well as the subsequent free availability of such work, can liberate both creators and the consuming public and unleash a new era of high culture for vast numbers of people. No matter who you are, you can be a patron of classical music in this electronic age.

The composition will be created electronically using Finale 2011 software – probably using several pianos, but other instruments may be incorporated as well. Finale 2011 can create sound quality closely resembling a human performance on a traditional instrument. At the same time, electronic playback can enable the composition to possess speed and virtuosity beyond the abilities of a human performer.

I am asking for combined donations of $150 as compensation for the time in composing this work. I anticipate that the process will take about 5 hours of complete focus, and so I would be compensated at $30 per hour. I can create the composition within at most one week after the funding goal has been reached.

If you have any questions or recommendations about this project, please feel free to e-mail me at gennadystolyarovii@yahoo.com.

Background

I have composed 69 works to date and have developed a distinctive style that respects centuries of Western musical tradition while taking advantage of the new possibilities of electronic composition. My philosophy of composition holds that music must be (i) orderly and rational, (ii) pleasant to the ear, and (iii) elevating in its content and in the motivation it confer upon the listener.

I can promise the following:

– A directed, rational, thought-provoking, and pleasant melody.

– Sophisticated accompaniment and variation.

– Harmonies that please: No unresolved dissonance, “shock value,” expressionism, debasement, or noise.

You can find some of my freely available compositions on this YouTube playlist.

I particularly recommend my most recent works:

Rondo #2, Op. 65

Progress Amidst a Crisis, Op. 66

Rondo #3, Op. 67

Rondo #4, Op. 68

Baroque Composition for Piano and Organ, Op. 69

All of my compositions are available for free download as MP3 files on this page.

Thank you for your consideration and, hopefully, your patronage.