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Alchemist
Philip Pickett, Various, Not Applicable
Alchemist
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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All Artists: Philip Pickett, Various, Not Applicable
Title: Alchemist
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Linn Records
Release Date: 5/25/1995
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
 

CD Reviews

Interesting, varied, and modern treatments of early music
Andres Pedraza | 09/14/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I hope this is back in stock soon. I own the cassette, not the CD, but the tracks are the same. Pickett is a composer, conductor, and orchestrator (sp?). He's taken a wide variety of early music and early music-evoking pieces and given them--generally speaking--fuller-throated (and often faster) orchestration. (Early music, to modern ears, can sounds "thin" but not with Pickett!) I might be mistaken, but I think he uses both traditional instruments and modern ones, depending on the piece. The first and last tracks are my favorites (even if they are less-than-period interpretations). Another piece--a dancing piece that reves up beyond anything Ravel's "Bolero" can manage (but savagely, not sensually)--will be recognized by anyone who's seen the movie, "Labyrinth.""