From a performance in Japan, Krystian Zimerman, the well-known Polish pianist, plays "Three Preludes" by George Gershwin, one of the most popular and accomplished American composers of the twentieth century. This video is from a recent performance, circa 2009 or perhaps 2010, I am not quite sure. Still, it's wonderful to view a classical musician of the calibre of Zimerman playing Gershwin and hearing his sublime interpretation.
The three preludes are as follows
- 1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
- 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato
- 3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
For the record, here is a recording of Gershwin playing the "Three Preludes," though the sound quality is understandably poor.
|George Gershwin [1898-1937]. This photo was taken on March 28, 1937. Less than four months later, on July 11, 1937, George Gershwin would die from a brain tumour. He was 38.|
Photo Credit: Carl van Vechten [1880-1964]; Taken on March 28, 1937
Source: US Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Div.