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Piano Instruction: Gershwin Prelude no. 2 in C# minor (Videos)

About Prelude #2: Published in 1927, the work was first performed by George Gershwin in a concert at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City. A challenge to play, it doesn’t fit easily under the fingers because of large note … Continue reading

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My favorite Gershwin performances (Videos)

Surfing the Internet, I discovered four inspired readings of my favorite Gershwin selections. These included performances of “I Got Rhythm,” the three piano Preludes and Rhapsody in Blue. (I’ve already regaled Yeol Eum Son’s riveting “Embraceable You” in a few … Continue reading

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George Gershwin’s Prelude no. 2, and the retirement home circuit (Videos)

When I did my retirement home tours, feisty tunes were more well-received than the melancholy Prelude no. 2 in C# minor. Everybody knew Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm,” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” plus a truckload of Hoagy Carmichael favorites. So, looking … Continue reading

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