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Three Character Studies

for Piano

By Fred Hersch

Piano solo
For Piano. Composed by Fred Hersch. Piano (Solo). Edition Peters. Modern. Collection. 15 pages. Duration 00:07:00. Edition Peters #98-EP68046. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP68046).

Item Number: PE.EP68046

ISBN 9790300749563. 9x12 inches. English.

''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

  • Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone 
  • Little Penny Song (for Penny) 
  • Chorinho: Study in Thirds & sixths (for Spike) 
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  • 5

    Caye Geer
    Durango, Colorado
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  • May 21, 2008 Just for fun

    A lifelong casual piano student and sometimes performer, I fell in love with some of Fred Hersch's music, especially Chorinho: Study in Thirds & Sixths. It's somewhere between a tango and Ragtime, with catchy harmonic shifts . I'm finding it a little more difficult to learn than I had...

    expected.It's a lovely break for me from Mozart, Beethoven, et al.

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