Pianists looking for contemporary repertoire that showcases both dazzling virtuosity and musical insight should look no further than these short Études Nos. 1-3 by Julian Anderson. These three brilliant works combine an intensity of expression with inner coherence with a brilliantly articulated surface.
Nos. 1 and 2 were first performed by Ian Pace at the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh as part of the 49th Aldeburgh Festival on 22 June, 1996. No. 3 was first performed by Stephen Gutman at the Purcell Room, London on 26 May, 1998.