Summer Enhanced, Special Edition
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1991 album from the Grammy-winning pianist. Summer is a continuation of the seasonal theme first heard on his albums Autumn, Winter Into Spring and December.
George Winston has the unique ability to play bright, uplifting, yet stingingly melancholy piano, and Summer is one of the best examples of his fine work around. Somewhere between the ambient-style tone poems of Winter into Spring and the melodious charm of Autumn, Summer dances brightly, evoking images of relaxing under a tree or children playing in a field. Highlights are many and include Winston's "Lullaby," full of melody and lyrical tension; "Hummingbird," with its whirling repetitive structure, reflecting the vibrant dimension of nature during the summer season; and the fun, rambling "Corrina, Corrina." In short, this is another album of what Winston does best--underscoring the poetic moments of life through poignant, beautiful music. --Karen Karleski --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
#1Living in the Country - great way to start the cd off. Lively.
#2 and #3 Loreta & Desiree's Bouquet- Parts 1 & 2 is absolutely beautiful,
#7 Lullaby is really beautiful (makes me think of my nephew and all the summer fun that awaits us as he grows),
#10 Early Morning Range has a sentimentality attached for me,
#13 Corrina, Corrina is upbeat, fun and really makes you wanna air play piano and,
#15 Where Are You Now is very thought provoking and remenisicent of bygone summer days.
You'll not regret purchasing this cd! As with all of G W's music, I enjoy this year round. Of course, I do look forward to summer with this particular cd. The music can draw you into a very meditative state. It is very relaxing and fills my heart with the joys of summer......morning coffee with the rising of the summer sun, afternoons in the hammock reading , lemonade under the backyard shadetree, flower & vegetable gardening, picnics, lightning bugs, and late night dips in the pool. Ahh, what a great way to listen to summer!
1: A Day in the Country...a Pete Seeger song
2&3: Loreta and Desiree's Bouquet--Parts 1&2...
4: Fragrant Fields...I notice Winston has composed several soundtracks for adaptations of children's stories...this is from one of them.
5: The Garden...interpretation of music from the original THE OUTER LIMITS episode, "The Guests".
9: Hummingbird...effective evocation of the hummingbird's fluttering wings and darting movements.
13: Corrina, Corrina...fun filled and spritely traditional song.
Most recent customer reviews
This CD is summer-time cool. Cool like an ice cream cone slowly drippin' hazy licking vanilla. This is cool like the other side of the pillow as a summer time night breeze blows... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2003 by M. Swinney
Just received this in the mail today, and I am so glad I ordered it. I was looking for relaxing music, and what I got was so much more. Read morePublished on July 11 2002
This is a remarkable slice of tranquillity on CD. It brings to life the wonders of nature during Summer through the genius of George Winston and his associates. Read morePublished on March 28 2002 by Gary Selikow
"Summer" is a beautiful compilation of music that I suggest everyone listen to whenever they want to relax or to just feel inspired. (Try song No. 6, it's my favorite!)Published on Aug. 27 2001 by RDU
Why George would want to give away royalties by recording other people is a mystery to me. His music is to extraordinary that I really do prefer to hear his original compositions. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2001
To those of you trying George for the first time, this is a great recording to cut your teeth with. This is George at his best. Read morePublished on May 8 2001 by Leah Allan
Nothing that I have ever heard can evoke a summer feeling like this album. Nothing is better to listen to outside on a warm summers day. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2000 by Gilly Bean
How can I rate this CD with five stars? That's not nearly enough. You can feel the happiness and sorrow with his spectacular paino music. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2000 by Jacqueline Mauk