Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Ext.) Max Richter

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Album-Release:
2014

HRA-Release:
24.04.2014

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Max Richter (1966- ): Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
  • 1Spring 000:42
  • 2Spring 102:32
  • 3Spring 203:19
  • 4Spring 303:09
  • 5Summer 104:11
  • 6Summer 203:59
  • 7Summer 305:01
  • 8Autumn 105:42
  • 9Autumn 203:08
  • 10Autumn 301:45
  • 11Winter 103:01
  • 12Winter 202:51
  • 13Winter 304:39
  • 14Shadow 103:53
  • 15Shadow 202:30
  • 16Shadow 303:33
  • 17Shadow 402:33
  • 18Shadow 503:01
  • Total Runtime59:29

Info for Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Ext.)

Following the success of Recomposed by Max Richter, DG will release a Version 2 of the album. The new edition will come with new artwork and booklet incl. brand new remixes, shadows and the film that was shot in Berlin in December, that some of you experienced on site.

The album features 5 new tracks, so called 'shadows which are electronic landscapes that were made for a live performance of the work with accompanying visual material made by the Danish game designers DarkMatters. He and Max developed these pieces to intercut with the written orchestral material, and to illuminate the abstract visual world of the images.

„Antonio Vivaldi's Le Quattro Stagioni is one of the most beloved works in Baroque music, and even the most casual listener can recognize certain passages of Spring or Winter from frequent use in television commercials and films. Yet if these concertos have grown a little too familiar to experienced classical fans, Max Richter has disassembled them and fashioned a new composition from the deconstructed pieces. Using post-minimalist procedures to extract fertile fragments and reshape the materials into new music, Richter has created an album that speaks to a generation familiar with remixes, sampling, and sound collages, though his method transcends the manipulation of prerecorded music.“

„Richter has actually rescored the Four Seasons and given the movements of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter thorough makeovers that vary substantially from the originals. The new material is suggestive of a dream state, where drifting phrases and recombined textures blur into walls of sound, only to re-emerge with stark clarity and poignant immediacy. Violinist Daniel Hope is the brilliant soloist in these freshly elaborated pieces, and the Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin is conducted with control and assurance by André de Ridder, so Richter's carefully calculated effects are handled with precision and subtlety. Deutsche Grammophon's stellar reproduction captures the music with great depth, breadth, and spaciousness, so everything Richter and de Ridder intended to be heard comes across.“ (Blair Sanderson)

Daniel Hope, Violine
Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin
André de Ridder, Dirigent


Max Richter
The work of the award-winning British composer Max Richter includes concert music, film scoring, and a series of acclaimed solo albums.

Working with a variety of collaborators including Tilda Swinton, Robert Wyatt, Future Sound of London, and Roni Size, Max's work explores the meeting points of many contemporary artistic languages, and, as might be expected from a student of Luciano Berio, Max’s work embraces a wide range of influences.

Recent projects include the ballet INFRA, for Wayne McGregor at The Royal Ballet, with scenography by Julian Opie, the award-winning score to Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir, and the music installationThe Anthropocene, with Darren Almond at White Cube.

Max's music has formed the basis of numerous dance works, including pieces by Lucinda Childs, NDT, Ballet du Rhin, American Ballet Theatre, Dresden Semper Oper, The Dutch National Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, among many others, while film makers using work by Max include Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island).

Recent commissions include the opera SUM, based on David Eagleman’s acclaimed book, premiered at The Royal Opera House, London and Mercy, commissioned by Hilary Hahn.

Current projects include Vivaldi Recomposed for Deutsche Grammophon, recorded by British violinist Daniel Hope and the Konzerthaus Orchester, Berlin, as well as a variety of other recording and film projects.

Booklet for Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Ext.)

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