The Gershwin Piano Quartet sheds new light on the music of George Gershwin. It features 4 pianists on 4 grand pianos, playing, arranging and improvising on some of Gershwin’s most popular songs and orchestral works, such as “Rhapsody in Blue”, “An American in Paris” and “Summertime”. The originals are rescored for the unfamiliar combination of 4 pianos by the members of the quartet themselves and make for a novel and exciting listening and viewing experience.
The Gershwin Piano Quartet was founded by André Desponds in 1996 and has presented its program all over Europe as well as in South America and China. Some of the places where the Quartet has performed include the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, (Germany), the Festival de Menton (France), the Athens Festival (Greece) and the Mozarteo Brasileiro in São Paulo (Brazil).
In its new program, the quartet does not limit itself solely to the music of Gershwin but also includes important works by some of Gershwin’s contemporaries, namely Igor Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Maurice Ravel’s “La Valse”. In this way, the many cross-references between the old world and the new, between classical music and jazz, classical ballet and Broadway theater, become apparent, thus creating a lively and highly virtuosic concert evening.
拉赫玛尼诺夫练声曲 & 塔兰泰拉舞曲（编曲：本杰明•恩格里）
RACHMANINOVVocalise & Tarantella (arr. Benjamin Engeli)
SCRIABINEtude in F-sharp Major, Op. 42 No. 4 (Solo: Stefan Wirth)
PROKOFIEVThree pieces from “Lieutenant Kijé” (arr. Mischa Cheung)
WILD- GERSHWINEtude No. 3: “The Man I Love” (Solo: Benjamin Engeli)
GERSHWIN“Rhapsody in Blue” (arr. André Desponds)
格什温 《波吉与贝丝》幻想曲 （编曲：Benjamin Engeli, Stefan Wirth）
GERSHWIN Fantasy on Porgy and Bess (arr. Benjamin Engeli, Stefan Wirth)