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Steinway to Heaven
     

Steinway to Heaven

 

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An interesting concept -- an album of classical piano pieces performed by rock keyboardists -- is nicely realized on this compilation. While the star power of prog rockers like Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, and Patrick Moraz doesn't hurt, the other tracks are rounded out by an assortment of talented session players and bandmembers. Moraz's track, an overly jerky

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An interesting concept -- an album of classical piano pieces performed by rock keyboardists -- is nicely realized on this compilation. While the star power of prog rockers like Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, and Patrick Moraz doesn't hurt, the other tracks are rounded out by an assortment of talented session players and bandmembers. Moraz's track, an overly jerky rendition of Chopin's "Military Polonaise," is the only real disappointment of the lot. Wakeman contributes a gentle "Pathetique," and Emerson rightly takes top billing with an octave-bouncing roller-coaster ride through Ginastera's "Dance Creole." Aside from some tasty jazz improvisation by Brian Auger over Fauré's "Pavane," though, the performances here are surprisingly restrained and conservative. For classical listeners entering rock, or vice versa, it's a pleasant introduction to some of the finest works and musicians in these respective fields.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2007
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0614286901120
catalogNumber:
1113391

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick Wakeman   Track Performer
Patrick Moraz   Track Performer
Keith Emerson   Track Performer
Brian Auger   Track Performer
David Bryan   Track Performer
Tony Hymas   Track Performer
Chuck Leavell   Track Performer
Keith Lewis   Tenor (Vocal)
Steve Porcaro   Track Performer
Dizzy Reed   Track Performer
Mark Robertson   Track Performer
Jordan Rudess   Track Performer
Chris Ingles   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rick Wakeman   Contributor
Patrick Moraz   Liner Notes
Keith Emerson   Contributor
Brian Auger   Producer
David Bryan   Contributor
Tommy Dimitroff   Producer
Tony Hymas   Contributor
Chuck Leavell   Contributor
Chris Minto   Engineer
Steve Porcaro   Contributor
Dizzy Reed   Producer
Mark Robertson   Producer,Engineer
Duane Seykora   Engineer
Mike Varney   Executive Producer
Jordan Rudess   Contributor
Jeff Brockman   Producer,Engineer
Peter Morticelli   Executive Producer
Chris Ingles   Contributor

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