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