Classical Piano Midi Page



FAQ

What is the purpose of this page?
Are the works protected by copyright?
May I integrate the pieces into my homepage or use them for a project?
How are the pieces produced?
Why MIDI?
What other formats are still available?
Why are no works of modern composers represented?
I can't play the pieces on my digital piano. Why is that?
Do you produce pieces to request?
How often is the site updated?
Can you also release my pieces?
How do I go about finding a certain classical work in MIDI format in the Internet?

What is the purpose of this page?

The page serves to describe and make available my interpretations of classical piano works. Although I am a layman in terms of music, I have set myself the goal of painstakingly interpreting difficult works. I would like to make these works accessible to as many musically interested people as possible.

Are the works protected by copyright?

I am the copyright holder of the pieces. Since 2007-04-01 the works are available under a cc-BY-SA licence. The composers no longer exercise copyright due to the fact that they have all been dead for more than 70 years. See also the remarks on the Copyright page.
Creative Commons License

May I integrate the pieces into my homepage or use them for a project?

You may use the pieces under the conditions of cc-BY-SA licence.

How are the pieces produced?

The pieces are created at high cost in a MIDI sequencer, using the step-sequencing technique - it is not a matter of recordings. The production of one minute of music generally takes several hours. The details are described in the Introduction.

Why MIDI?

MIDI allows me to create the pieces by describing the notes and musical parameters, without my having to record them. They can be re-edited at any time. I am not a pianist and do not have the technical resources to record live. On the other hand, I have the wish to interpret high quality and difficult works. MIDI enables me to do this. The musical structure of the work is not only audible but visible at the same time, because the musical parameters, such as pitch, volume and tempo can be displayed visually. When a piece is completed, other formats may be produced from it, such as Audio or MP3. For storing and sending using the Internet, MIDI is most certainly without equal in terms of space-saving.

What other formats are still available?

I produce audio recordings of many pieces with my digital piano. I place these at your disposal either as MP3 files or on CD ROM. Details are contained in the Introduction. Due to the high transfer costs, the MP3 offer is however limited.

Why are no works of modern composers represented?

I only release pieces whose composers have been dead for more than 70 years, as here no copyright of the composer no longer exists.

I can't play the pieces on my digital piano. Why is that?

There are digital pianos that can only interpret MIDI Format 0. All of my pieces are stored additionally in Format 0 under midis/format0.

Do you produce pieces to request?

No, that contradicts the purpose of this page. The choice of the pieces result from my own needs.

How often is the site updated?

As a rule, once a month. An update releases either a new work, a new reworking of a piece or a new format (e.g. MP3). I publish a Newsletter containing information and news.

Can you also release my pieces?

In principle, I only release my own pieces. If you want to make your works available to the public you can go to an open archive.

How do I go about finding a certain classical work in MIDI format in the Internet?

Some MIDI archives in the Internet contain thousands of classical works. You can find the corresponding links to them on my Linkpage. The quality of the pieces, however, may vary considerably.




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