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Tales from the Dead Sea

Melbourne composer and pianist Ken Herrera's music brings together an extraordinary variety of influences, ranging from the most savage flamenco to the most delicate French impressionism, from the subtleties of Middle Eastern and North African improvisation to the impassioned playing of John Coltrane and McCoy Tyner.

From these he creates a sound world that is both peculiar to him and at the same time firmly entrenched in the classical tradition.

The music on this disc showcases some of the most important trends in Herrera's career to date, including the first works in his series of sonatas and nocturnes, a suite for learners, and the Preludes for the left hand alone. Performed by the composer himself, they offer a fascinating introduction to the works of a young Australian artist.


Ken Herrera

Ken Herrera grew up in Hobart, where he later studied piano performance with Beryl Sedivka at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music.

Track Listing

  1. Tales from the Dead Sea Ken Herrera
  2. Six Preludes for the Left Hand Ken Herrera

  3. Little Bells
  4. Monsieur le Pauvre
  5. Desde el Patio de los Naranjos
  6. Pastorale
  7. Un Taguito
  8. La MadrileƱa
  9. Four Little Pieces Ken Herrera

  10. Prelude
  11. Waltz
  12. Scherzino
  13. Minuet-March
  14. Piano Sonata Ken Herrera

  15. Allegro appasionato
  16. Fantasia - Largo, quasi improvisato
  17. Nocturne Ken Herrera


Where to buy

Tales from the Dead Sea is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Tales from the Dead Sea is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
June 2012
© 2012 Ken Herrera
℗ 2012 Ken Herrera
Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MCD 473
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574047325