HUMORESKE                    audiosatisfactory      exhibits Phase A activity

This short character piece adopts the melodic material from the opening of Schumann's Humoreske, Op. 20, but the music takes place in G Major here rather than in Schumann's original Bb Major.

Humoreske is one of many examples of Phase A piano playing exhibited in Playing Schumann Again for the First Time. These occasions of music-making were performed on the spot in front of a small audience, after having been asked to play music according to a certain character or other type of demand. I include numerous such examples in this project in order to convey to the reader-listener the importance of practicing extemporizing music in front of an audience.

recorded on November 8th, 2016: