Three Character Studies
Composed by Fred Hersch. Modern. Collection. 15 pages. Duration circa 7 minutes. Edition Peters #EP68046. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P68046).
Item Number: PE.P68046
ISBN M-3007-4956-3. Modern. 9x12 inches.
Three Character Studies are my first set of fully-notated piano pieces. They are studies in that each piece emphasizes a technical or pianistic element; they are character studies because each one is inspired by someone I know. The Nocturne for Left Hand Alone is for my longtime piano teacher, Sophia Rosoff; she has a special fondness for Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. The Little Spinning Song is for fabric artist Penny Sisto. The Study in Thirds and Sixths is for my cat, Spike; though he is now in the great litterbox in the sky, this recalls his spirited and sneaky personality. - Fred Hersch, 2004
1. Nocturne for Left Hand Alone, 2. Little Spinning Song, 3. Study in Thirds and Sixths.
- Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone
- Little Penny Song (for Penny)
- Chorinho: Study in Thirds & sixths (for Spike)