As you listen to Gershwin’s Prelude No. 3, you can imagine yourself in the midst of the nighttime NYC environment that this piece gives off. Gershwin himself lived in Brooklyn, and was an influential pop music composer of the time. Using less pedal in this piece was a key component of making this Prelude feel modern. I also listened to recordings of Gershwin himself and his friend Oscar Levant playing this piece, and tried to replicate the stylistic things they did. Enjoy the music!

~ Presentation by Jason Sliwowski

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Dr. Jeriel Jorguenson
Dr. Jeriel Jorguenson(@jeriel-jorguenson)
14 days ago

Picture:

A night shot in NYC – perfect choice!

Intro:

Brilliant intro; you did a good job setting up the listeners for the piece and what to expect.

Performance:

Brilliant performance! It was vibrant, energetic, and totally fun! Your decision to use limited pedal was a perfect choice, because it allowed for us to hear the absolute clarity of the RH lines here. Amazing job!!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
29 days ago

Nice to see you again playing, Jason. I truly enjoyed it. Well done.

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