Hersch, Michael – “Sudden Pianist, The” – [Innova/American Composers]
This is a 2-CD package: an audio CD containing Hersch’s performance of his composition “Suite from The Vanishing Pavilions,” as well as a DVD documenting Hersch (“The Sudden Pianist”). Read the liner notes for further illumination, but know that the piano found here is indeed “sudden” and intense sounding, dramatic bursts of notes interspersed with quiet pauses. He is brilliant and classical music lovers will enjoy interpreting this music. 23 tracks that are meant to be played consecutively.