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December 1999

Andreas Vollenweider

Andreas vollenweider*** Cosmopoly (Columbia) Zurich-born harp virtuoso Andreas Vollenweider has been the most famous and beloved of the so-called New Age artists for 20 years. His dreamy, engaging instrumentals explore a variety of ethnic styles. Much to fans’ dismay, Vollenweider’s 1996 release, Kryptos, was a flop. The esoteric musician had taken on too much — he tried, unsuccessfully, to employ an entire orchestra. No doubt recognizing his over-ambition, the Swiss “magician” has toned down the grandstanding on his latest effort, Cosmopoly. It’s great to have him and his melodious optimism back.

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