Slowly, searching


(Solo Piano).
Total duration ca. 6 minutes (2009)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
5 pages, 8.5" x 11".


Recorded in September 2009 in Bonn, Germany
by Susanne Kessel, piano.


Audio clip performed by Susanne Kessel.





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Slowly, searching is a modern day homage to the lyricism, melancholy and passion of Robert Schumann. German pianist Susanne Kessel created a project titled Kreisleriana 2010, asking eight composers to choose a movement of Schumann's beloved suite as inspiration for their own voice. I was touched by the fourth, Sehr Langsam, and chose a few notes from it as my point of departure, and later, development. Two hundred years since this great composer's birth, the themes of peacefulness, joy, madness and deep pain remain a human constant.



An Robert Schumann
This piece is featured on Susanne Kessel's 2010 CD,
An Robert Schumann, on Obst P330.30. Click CD for more info.
Arcana Album Alex Shapiro has produced a significant album of her solo piano works, including SLOWLY, SEARCHING, beautifully performed by New York pianist Adam Marks. The 2020 disc, ARCANA, has been released on Innova Recordings 041.  


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Enjoy this video of pianist Kailey Cann
performing Slowly, searching in Victoria, B.C.:



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