The newest work by former Happy The Man veteran, Kit Watkins, is a departure from the characteristic progressive stylings of his previous releases. Here, Watkins shows his musical roots as a very competent classical performer in his own right. A Different View is a beautiful collection of impressionistic tone poems, lovingly dedicated to the great masters who composed them. Representing Watkins' favorite pieces, the collection includes works by Satie, Chopin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Faure. All of the pieces have been arranged and adapted for Watkins' synths. However, it is interesting to note the lesser known works that, to my knowledge, have never been transcribed for electronic instruments. These works include Rebikov's "Pastorale" and Khachaturian's "Quiet Hour".
Kit Watkins' inspired performances and delicate arrangements will offer "a different view" to those interested in some really exceptional classical music from a truly gifted keyboardist. Highly recommended! Linden Music, PO Box 520, Linden, VA 22642