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The Rite of Spring / The 5 Browns

Release Date: 10/29/2013
Label: Steinway & Sons Catalog #: 30031
Composer:  Gustav Holst ,  Greg Anderson ,  Igor Stravinsky ,  Camille Saint-SaŽns Performer:  Melody Brown ,  Deondra Brown ,  Desirae Brown ,  Gregory Brown  ...  Orchestra/Ensemble:  The 5 Browns Number of Discs: 1
Recorded in: Stereo Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins.

A revolutionary force in classical music and an ongoing global phenomenon since the release of their self-titled debut album, The 5 Browns realize a lifelong collective dream with this release of their new live album, The Rite of Spring Ė The 5 Browns: Live at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. This Steinway & Sons recording includes their arrangement of Stravinskyís The Rite of Spring and was recorded at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. The group of five pianist-siblings also perform exciting selections from The Planets by Gustav Holst and Greg Anderson's imaginative and sparkling paraphrase of music by Camille Saint-Saëns, titled "Danse Macabre: Bacchanal Read more for 5 Pianos." - Steinway & Sons

Album Credits:
Recorded live at Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York on May 29, 2013.
Producer/Engineer/Mastering: Adam Abeshouse
Assistant Engineer: Andy Ryder

Executive Producers for Steinway: Eric Feidner, Eric Feidner
Art Direction: Oberlander Group
Piano Technician: Richard Hester

"[T]he magic of the Browns is that they aren't doing anything new, but what they are doing, they are doing real pretty. Undeniably masters of their instruments and their art, they could play lines of code and make it sound real pretty. It's a great diversion to hear them leap from Spring to some Planets to a Danse Macabre as they explore the realms of classical Goth lite...This is different for them and it's a winner throughout."
-- Midwest Record [10/30/13]

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