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Max Richter


  1. 1.
    A Catalogue Of Afternoons
  2. 2.
    Dream 1 (before the wind blows it all away) - Pt. 1
  3. 3.
    the end of all our exploring
  4. 4.
    A Woman Alone
  5. 5.
    Departure (Home)
Composer, pianist, producer: Max Richter defies definition. An enigma he may be; what is beyond argument is that he is one of the most prolific musical artists of his generation.
Inspired equally by The Beatles and Bach, punk rock and ambient electronica, Richter blends baroque beauty with minimalist methodology, classical orchestration with modern technology. The result is a body of work encompassing concert music, operas, ballets, multiple film, scores and a series of acclaimed solo albums.
Born in Germany and brought to Britain as a small boy, Max began taking piano lessons at a young age. His fast-growing knowledge of classical music was tempered by his discovery of punk rock: a voyage of discovery that continued through Stockhausen and the American minimalists.
He studied at Edinburgh University, went on to the Royal Academy of Music and completed his studies in Florence under the influential avant-garde composer Luciano Berio.
These are the diverse influences at work in Richter’s music: the minimalist aesthetic that traces a path from the composers of the early 1960s (Reich, Glass) through to punk rock and Brian Eno’s invention of ambient electronica in the 1970s; a formal classical education and the experimentalism of the avant-garde; the cut-up methods of electronic dance music and today’s cannibalistic remix culture.


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