Scott Shumaker | Old Vienna

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Old Vienna

by Scott Shumaker

A light classical weekend excursion that is both provocative and pensive.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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3. At the Symphony
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4. Country Ride
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5. Back Home
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6. Dream Waltz
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Album Notes
Please note-this is a 15-minute long CD, and is priced accordingly.

Old Vienna is a departure for me, as I compose primarily for piano. In 1992, I purchased a Korg synthetic module to provide a greater selection of sounds to play through an electronic keyboard, and when I heard "Silk Strings", the first two movements of Old Vienna flowed out. The rest of the composition came more gradually, and at least one movement, Back Home, was adapted from a piano piece. Old Vienna evolved into its present form around 1996, and since I compose/play by ear it took awhile to get it "on paper".

I found The New American Quartet in an Internet search for a string quartet that was willing to perform new classical music, and they added some nice touches of their own.

The CD has been well-received, with comparisons being made to a number of well-known composers (Mozart, Elgar and Bach, among others). Since I have provided for samples of all six movements, you'll get a comprehensive preview of the work. Thanks for listening.


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George Spelvin -- Programmer, George's Jungle Internet Radio

Five Stars for Old Vienna!
Old Vienna is a VERY nice light classical treat that should belong in everyone's CD collection.


I was quite impressed.
Well, the "artist in general" is a real jerk, however, I have enjoyed these free downloads.



At least your able to compose.

Good gob Buddy!!

W. Burlington

Nice music!