“So far Gershwin has neither published nor performed many of his finest inspirations. The composition of the 24 Preludes will probably earn him an even higher rank among the multitude of contemporary composers ”. It is in these terms that in 1925, an admirer announced in the review Vanity Fair the great project nourished by George Gershwin to compose in the footsteps of Bach and Chopin preludes covering all the tones. On December 4 of the following year, Gershwin performed five of these pieces in public, but during his lifetime, the busy Broadway composer, only published the famous three Preludes for Piano (1927), which we are presenting here. , according to all the rules of editorial art, in an Urtext edition.