Max Richter

‘Like seeing a sculpture from a different angle’: Max Richter on rewriting The Four Seasons – for the second time

I fell in love with Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons when I was very young. It was one of the few classical records my parents owned and I listened to it constantly. I would line the needle up, wait for the crackle, and sit back as the music flowed magically into the room. The work is perfect for a child. There are wonderful melodies, lots of drama, stories and atmosphere. It’s a gateway into the classical music universe. I felt that I had discovered a secret, beautiful world.
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Composer Max Richter And Visual Artist Yulia Mahr Open Studio Richter Mahr

Composer Max Richter and visual artist Yulia Mahr have opened Studio Richter Mahr, a new multi-arts production facility. Powered by cutting-edge solar and heat-pump technology the studio is a carbon positive, upcycled farm building set on the edge of 31 acres of Oxfordshire woodland. Visionary composer Max Richter has made...

Max Richter/Sinfonia Cymru review – quietly compelling music with an urgent message

On the opening night of the Wales Millennium Centre’s Festival of Voice, a performance of Max Richter’s Voices had its own logic. But the real significance of this piece is as a meditation on the United Nations’ 1948 Declaration of Human Rights, the inalienable rights of every individual to freedom, justice and peace. Richter uses Eleanor Roosevelt’s voice to begin the whole work, passages from the Declaration were then spoken in litany by the eloquent narrator Imtiaz Dharker, with briefer extracts recorded by different voices and languages from all over the globe emerging as urgently whispered or chanted sounds from around the auditorium, as though joining hands to unite the musical fabric.

“I Fell In Love With The Original Again”: Max Richter On Recomposing Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’

Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, originally released 31 August 2012, is a radical reinterpretation of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Like many composers Richter was fascinated by Vivaldi’s groundbreaking Four Seasons and his ‘recomposition’ topped the classical chart in 22 countries. Vivaldi’s revolutionary set of four violin concertos, The Four Seasons, are among the most popular pieces in the classical music repertoire. The violin concertos broke new ground with their programmatic depiction of the changing seasons and their technical innovations. Max Richter spoke to us about how and why he recomposed the famous work.

Max Richter at London Crystal Palace Bowl

Max Richter is a German-born British post-minimalist composer from Bedford, best known for releases such as ‘Memoryhouse’ and ‘Sleep’. Scroll down to see all ticket options and prices. See a full list of Max Richter events here. Official face value from £38.50. Resale tickets from £82.76. Track Ticket Price History.