February 15, 2011

ASCAP Audio Portrait: Michael Hersch

Michael Hersch is a modern American composer who is known for his clear, resonant, ambitious compositions and mastery of piano. In this audio portrait, he describes several major works, including: "Vanishing Pavilions," a large piano suite that he performed and recorded; two sonatas for solo cello performed by Daniel Gaisford; and "Fourteen Pieces," for solo violin. Hersch's work is mysterious, eloquent and expressive, revealing a musical mind of great depth and precision.