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When the Discovery Channel commissioned Peter Kater to compose and perform the soundtrack for How the West was Lost, he made some great decisions. He recruited R. Carlos Nakai, Joanne Shenandoah, the White Oak Singers, and other remarkable musicians to assist him. He created six and a half hours of deeply atmospheric music for the 13-hour documentary. How the West Was Lost, Vol. 2 is the second CD of this reverent music. Kater is certainly a talented individual and his capability grows with the input of Nakai and Shenandoah. Both of these discs are amazing and Kater still has four hours of music available for release. This is essential for fans of Native American music.


Born: Munich, Germany

Genre: New Age

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Pianist/composer Peter Kater is known for his scores for television, film, and theater, as well as for his own recordings of light jazz and new age music. Born in Germany, Kater moved from Munich to New Jersey when he was four. He began piano lessons three years later and studied classical music until taking up rock & roll in his early teens. At the age of 18, Kater moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he played improvised music and lived for over a decade before moving to rural Virginia, where he built...
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How the West Was Lost, Vol. 2, Peter Kater
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  • €11.99
  • Genres: New Age, Music, World
  • Released: 01 January 1995

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