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George Gershwin

Preludes for Piano

Editor: Norbert Gertsch
Fingering: Andreas Boyde

9.95 $

Urtext Edition, paperbound
No distribution rights for USA

Pages: 22 (VIII, 14), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 858 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0858-1

“Some of Gershwin’s finest inspirations have not as yet been either published or publicly performed. It is probable that the production of his twenty-four preludes … will award him a still higher rank in the army of contemporary composers.” In 1925, an admirer thus heralded George Gershwin’s ambitious project in Vanity Fair, namely to compose preludes in all keys as Bach and Chopin had done before. On 4 December of the following year, the composer publicly performed five of these pieces. However, the extremely busy darling of Broadway only published the famous three Preludes for Piano (1927) during his lifetime. We are now proud to present them for the first time in a state-of-the-art Urtext edition.

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