Three Preludes by George Gershwin

History of the Composition

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn NewYork on September 26th, 1898. He is one of the most significant and popular American composers of all time, having composed many songs as well as piano pieces. Gershwin died on July 11th, 1937.

Three Preludes was first performed by George Gershwin at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City in 1926. It is a collection of three short pieces which displays Gershwin’s flare and creativity as a composer.

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Personal Note

When I first heard these preludes for piano, I was awe struck and knew I had to play them!  The Three Preludes collection is a beautiful jazzy piece, which is technically challenging, and showy as well.


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