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Topic: Gershwin's Prelude No. 3 Feedback  (Read 2326 times)

Offline Jaydee

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Gershwin's Prelude No. 3 Feedback
on: January 05, 2004, 01:43:06 PM
Hi,

What do people think of Gershwin's Prelude No.3?  It's quite a fast one.  I have never played any Gershwin music before.  The prelude sounds so classical, like Rachmaninov with a twist or something.  Yet I have heard Gershwin is definately a jazz pianist.  What do people think? How should his preludes be played?  Seriously/lightly/humorously?  Also, if anyone has heard/played his preludes, which prelude is your favourite?

Thanks

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Re: Gershwin's Prelude No. 3 Feedback
Reply #1 on: January 06, 2004, 02:28:08 PM
I have played the "complete" Gershwin preludes (yes, that's right, all three!) and the third is my favourite,
Ed

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Re: Gershwin's Prelude No. 3 Feedback
Reply #2 on: January 07, 2004, 06:03:46 AM
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I have played the "complete" Gershwin preludes (yes, that's right, all three!) and the third is my favourite,
Ed


Wow, I am thinking of learning the 3rd prelude.  What is your interpretation of this prelude?  Is this more of a jazz piece or classical?

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Re: Gershwin's Prelude No. 3 Feedback
Reply #3 on: January 07, 2004, 01:22:44 PM
I don't personally attach any label such as jazz or classical to it. I just play it the way I feel is best,
Ed

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Re: Gershwin's Prelude No. 3 Feedback
Reply #4 on: January 07, 2004, 03:37:49 PM
lol ed. well said. that is my take on music too. ;)
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Re: Gershwin's Prelude No. 3 Feedback
Reply #5 on: January 08, 2004, 11:24:12 PM
I played this before and it is in a sonata format[a,b,a]but the 3rd prelude is more of a twelve bars blue melody than classical especialy the b section.

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Re: Gershwin's Prelude No. 3 Feedback
Reply #6 on: January 08, 2004, 11:35:02 PM
No! Ternary form (ABA) is far simpler than sonata form,
Ed
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