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Generally Recognized As True: George Winston's "Forest"

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

George Winston's "Forest"

I've had the CD of George Winston's "Forest" for a long time and listen to it quite often. There aren't many CDs that I've had for as long and still listen to regularly.

It is a mixture of original and borrowed solo piano pieces that, to me, perfectly capture the solitude of the forest. This is not another simplistic new-agey album where you wonder if it was put together in a weekend of scattered sit-downs at the piano to see what comes out.

George Winston is one of those solo piano players who is grouped into the "new age" category but also has some serious piano skill. He doesn't even fit into the category -- I think of him simply as a pianist.

Here are some pieces from the album:




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