Customer Reviews for Gershwin Preludes
February 27, 2012
This is a lovely piece to play, fairly technical but playable with practice. Needs A clarinet for 2nd movement though!
13 of 33 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Australia
January 2, 2009
Prelude Nos 1 and 3 are great because you can play them with B flat Clarinet, but No. 2 is impossible to transpose into b flat clarinet because of the range and if you don't have a Clarinet in A it is unplayable. Otherwise a great adaption, just misleading as the title says for B flat clarinet?!
27 of 58 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Nashville, TN
December 8, 2008
These are just okay
While the arrangement of this piece is sufficient. The piano/clarinet matchup doesnt compare to the texture of the original orchestral piece. If these preludes are played by a solo clarinet, it really should be accompanied a full orchestral to give the music life.
26 of 57 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Chicago, IL
December 1, 2002
A real pleasure to play
This is a very enjoyable arrangement to play if you can find a good clarinetist. The challenge is to stay steady with all the syncopation (but that's part of the fun isn't it?). If you can play a moderately difficult Beethoven Sonata (like the Op. 2 No. 1) at full speed, this piece won't be any problem for you.
29 of 56 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Tx
August 1, 2002
Lots of accidentals!!!
Its fun but challenging!!! Most of the parts on all preludes have 4 or more flats/sharps. Have Fun!!!
21 of 54 people found this review helpful.