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 grew up in Hobart, where he later studied piano performance with Beryl Sedivka at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music.
- Tales from the Dead Sea Ken Herrera
- Little Bells
- Monsieur le Pauvre
- Desde el Patio de los Naranjos
- Un Taguito
- La Madrileña
- Allegro appasionato
- Fantasia - Largo, quasi improvisato
- Nocturne Ken Herrera
Six Preludes for the Left Hand Ken Herrera
Four Little Pieces Ken Herrera
Piano Sonata Ken Herrera