Browns in Blue
(An excerpt from Greg's Fantasia on 'Dives and Lazarus', heard on "Browns in Blue")
"Browns in Blue" is the third album recorded by The 5 Browns to reach number one on Billboard Magazine's classical music charts. This album is characterized by slow, emotive, and bluesy music. Greg created four works for the CD - one original composition for five pianos (based on a Mormon hymn) and three arrangements (one for piano/six-hands, another for five pianos, and a final one for five pianos and voice).
- Rachmaninoff/Anderson: 18th variation from Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini for five pianos
- Debussy/Anderson: Clair de lune arranged for six hands, one piano
- Anderson: Fantasia on "Dives and Lazarus" - Tone Poem for Five Pianos (based on music by Vaughan Williams and Sibelius)
- Taylor/Anderson: "Everybody Loves Somebody" arranged for five pianos and voice (The 5 Browns, pianos; Dean Martin, voice)
- Collaborations with Gil Shaham, Chris Botti, and Dean Martin
- Music by Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla, Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, Novacek, Grieg, and more
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Considerations for Listening is Greg's personal listening guide to his music heard on "Browns in Blue." Try reflecting upon these questions and thoughts while listening to the album; they are designed to give you a quick route to the essence of the music.
Historical and analytical program notes to all of the music included on "Browns in Blue," written by composer and pianist John Novacek.
Watch a music video of The 5 Browns performing Greg's arrangement of the 18th variation from Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini.