Electronic Classical Music ??? Gasp... Shock... Horror... was how Walter Carlos' original Switched-On journey was heralded in some quarters, but was hailed in awe-struck delight in many others. That includes ME. I'd loved Bach's works from a strangely early age... and regular Orchestral recordings were blow out of the proverbial organ-pipes by the original release of S-OB. Much of the first was, as I recall, done in "one-note-at-a-time" mode and patched together on a tape recorder but you'd never know it- a quite extraordinary feat.
A re-recording with newer instruments and better technology and technique offers more nuances, perfected timbres, and in the production, a wholly more incredible listening experience.
Wendy has produced some stunning "personal" musical creations over the years and I still glaze over - somewhat teary-eyed - at the magnificence of Timesteps and Country Lane (original Clockwork Orange score) and Pompous Circumstances (from "By Request") But the Scherzo from Beethoven's 5th and Rossini's "The Thieving Magpie" (La Gazza Ladra) - again from the Clockwork score - are far better than any of the versions the World's best Orchestras could ever offer.
The late Robert Moog's Synthesizer was not just a toy, with which to make weird noises. Wendy helped to develop it... and pretty-much defined what electronic music really was.
This recording - or any of Wendy's "classical" catalogue are well worth adding to YOUR collection... and leaving them to one's you may one day have to leave behind.