Searching for the Authentic Gershwin Performance Style When I first learned Gershwin’s Preludes I was instantly captivated by his uniquely American brand of . Richard Dowling, George Gershwin – Sweet and Low-Down – Richard Dowling plays George Gershwin – Music. Print and download Sweet and Low-Down sheet music composed by George Gershwin arranged for Piano 1 or Piano 2. Duet, and 2 Piano 4-Hands in G Major .

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Piano Music of George Gershwin. The Great American Composers: He must have approved of her transcription for he himself wrote out the last three measures and titled it “Prelude” underneath perhaps referring to its debut?

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He deserves credit for elevating the typically mechanical sound of player piano duets to a higher artistic level than that of other contemporary roll pianists. Simultaneously, his virtuoso right hand would play a syncopated melodic line in unrelenting passages of octaves and filled-out chords.


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Gershwin’s Columbia Improvisations In pianist-scholar Artis Wodehouse significantly expanded Gershwin’s solo piano repertoire by transcribing eight of the ten solo song improvisations he recorded in and for the Columbia Gramophone Company during visits to London. She transcribed it from his impromptu renditions heard at home. Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 gersjwin 18 ahd 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Year So Am Ia ballad tribute to Gershwin’s mentor Jerome Kern, is notable for being one of the very few anc examples of Gershwin playing in a slow, contemplative style.

Save on Every Order! InA British contralto and Gershwin devotee named Marguerite d’Alvarez convinced him to share a program with her in a series of recitals in New York and Boston. George Gershwin Number of Pages: It proved so popular that Gershwin recorded a Duo-Art piano roll of it in September I wish to ahd contacted with the results of the investigation.

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I have transcribed this extra section sixteen measures and play the work as Gershwin recorded it. Instrumental Solo Original Published Key: One is immediately impressed with, and overwhelmed by, Gershwin’s extraordinary pianistic skill, energy and stamina.


The title of the song refers to the fact that each hand plays simultaneously in a different key. According to Ira Gershwin, George originally composed the tune “to be a brisk dance-and-ensemble number,” but while working together one day George casually loowdown playing it “in a comparatively slow tempo, gersgwin of it hadn’t been sounded when both of us had the same reaction: Add to wish list.

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He was immediately engaged to perform the work on tour across the United States. Piano Roll Transcriptions Artis Wodehouse and George Litterst have also transcribed into sheet music six of Gershwin’s performances of his own songs on player piano rolls. The Piano Rolls is an album of piano rolls recorded with one exception by George Gershwin. The next Gershwin show, Oh, Kay! Oh, Lady Be Good! Piano Solos and Novelty Arrangements. Earl Wild must like this tune a lot too.

Gershwin recorded these piano rolls between and However, when George recorded it as a piano solo in late for Columbia, he chose to perform it in his original up-tempo dance style. Summertime Porgy and Bess. The beautiful hit song Somebody Loves Me comes from the Scandals of Rubato is a sixteen-measure work dating from that evokes Chopin with a jazz twist.