30 Apr 2019

GERSHWIN arr Knight: Three Piano Preludes

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 30 April 2019

Septura Photo: Supplied

Gershwin was already extremely well-known (thanks to the success two years previously of 'Rhapsody in Blue') when he wrote his Piano Preludes in 1926. Like Debussy, he intended to write 24 preludes, but in the end only three were published. These are arranged for Septura by one of their trombonists, Matthew Knight.

Septura: Simon Cox, Huw Morgan, Alan Thomas (trumpets), Matthew Knight, Matthew Gee, Dan West (trombones), Pete Smith (tuba)

Recorded 30 April 2019, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert

Sound engineer: Graham Kennedy