Solo piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced); NFMC Level: Musically Advanced Class 1
Composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937). Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred's Classic Editions. Advanced level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Standards and 20th Century. Single piece. 12 pages.
Item Number: AP.PS0043
ISBN 0769260098. Standards and 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
These three short preludes show Gershwin's mastery of the melding of jazz and classical idioms. The Allegro ben ritmato e deciso is filled with rhythmic, syncopated rhythms and is a showpiece for bravura performance. Andante con moto e poco rubato is a lyric blues with ostinato-like accompaniment, interspersed with bridge material. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso, the brilliant closing to the set, displays dramatic writing with craggy rhythms and exciting syncopation. A powerful concert work.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.