Gershwin Plays Gershwin: 3 Preludes

I don’t have the clip, but “3 Preludes” was on the program of the John Wilson Orchestra’s 2015 BBC Proms show Salute to Sinatra—yes I swear, that was the theme of that show, featuring (ugh) Seth MacFarlane, on account of he can sing like Brian the Dog. The connection is that the version my clever John and his orchestra played is the Nelson Riddle arrangement of Gershwin’s “3 Preludes”, Nelson Riddle having been one of Frank Sinatra’s most important musical collaborators. Such a stretch, pet.

But here‘s Riddle’s arrangement…and here’s Gershwin himself. Compare and contrast.

Gershwin at Piano

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