On this CD, I've taken my favorite instrument, the pedal steel guitar, and used it to play many of my favorite pieces of classical music.
The pedal steel guitar is if course used primarily in country music. I believe however, that it is far more versatile than most people realize. It is not a country instrument, but an instrument, period, and as such can be used in many ways, in many genres.
I've put together this, as well as my other CD (West Side Story, also available from CD Baby) in order to show how beautiful and expressive this instrument is. It is my goal to introduce this instrument to the classical music community.
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1. Fanfare For the Common Man (Copland)
2. Prelude #2 (Blue Prelude) (Gershwin)
3. New Year's Song #4 (Bartok)
4. Afternoon Of A Faun (Debussy)
5. Le Petit Negre (Debussy)
6. Gymnopedies #1 (Satie-Debussy)
7. Polka (Shostakovich)
8. The Maid With The Flaxen Hair (Debussy)
9. Firebird Suite Introduction (Stravinsky)
10. Firebird Suite Dance Of The Firebird
11. Firebird Suite Variations of the Dance of the Firebird
12. Firebird Suite Rondo Of the Princesses
13. Firebird Suite Infernal Dance Of The Evil King
14. Firebird Suite Berceuse
15. Firebird Suite Finale
16. Good-bye Pork Pie Hat (Mingus)