1996 Various – Steinway To Heaven

various-steinway-to-heaven-1996Featuring: Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Jordan Rudess, Chuck Leavell, Chris Ingles, David Bryan, Patrick Moraz, Brian Auger, Mark Robertson, Tony Hymas, Dizzy Reed, Steve Porcaro

Well known and well respected rock keyboardists performing classical pieces is a multi-level challenge. It is of course a challenge to the players themselves to step beyond the commercially-imposed boundaries of their careers to produce a piece which will live forever in some recorded medium. It is a challenge to a record company which is counting on the talent of the artists to appeal to buyers as well as the loyalty and enthusiasm of the music lover to buy the recording once it goes into the marketplace. (source)


1 Keith Emerson Dance Creole 3:04
2 Rick Wakeman Piano Sonata, Op.13 in C minor (Pathetique) 2nd Movement (Adagio Cantabile) 3:01
3 Jordan Rudess Etude, Op.10, No.12 “Revolutionary” 2:39
4 Chuck Leavell Prelude in E minor, Op.28, No.4 3:49
5 Chris Ingles Two Variations on the Brahms “Paganini Variations,” Op.35 4:08
6 David Bryan Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia, Op.27, No.2 “Moonlight” 1st Movement 5:10
7 Patrick Moraz Polonaise in A major, Op.40, No.1 “Military” 6:20
8 Brian Auger Pavane, Op.50 5:23
9 Mark Robertson Sonnetto 104 Del Petrarca 6:48
10 Tony Hymas Suggestion Diabolique, Op.4, No.4 2:41
11 Dizzy Reed Prelude in D flat major, Op.28, No,15 “Raindrop” 5:27
12 Steve Porcaro Pavane for a Dead Princess 4:23