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2xLP / 2xCD compilation of various pieces from six of his soundtrack albums (specifically those released on the Milan label, who are putting out this compilation). Out 5th May.
I've been eyeing up his film scores for a while now, but seeing as there are 16 of them to date, and his overall sound is pretty specific, I concluded that they'd basically just all end up overwhelming me and watering down the main albums (not to mention they're all typically full of 50 second tracks and such which rarely make for satisfying listening). So a compilation like this is something I've been hoping for for a while now.
Waltz With Bashir 1 The Haunted Ocean 4 3:44 2 Any Minute Now / Thinking Back 4:16 3 I Swam Out To Sea / Return 3:52 4 What Have They Done? 1:52 5 The Haunted Ocean 5 1:37 Sarah's Key 6 The Vel D'Hiv 3:41 7 The Escape 2:32 8 When She Came Back 3:34 9 The Tree, The Beach, The Sea 2:47 10 Julia's Journey 2:25 11 Julia Walking 2:25 12 Sarah's Notebook 3:35 Wadjda 13 Wadjda's Journey 2:38 14 Conversation 3:30 15 Sequence 2:27 16 The Release 2:35 Disconnect 1 The Swimmer 2:06 2 Unwrritten 1:48 3 Break In 3:28 The Congress 4 Beginning And Ending 4:54 5 On The Road To Abrahama 1 4:14 6 In The Cosmic Lobby 2:19 7 Out Of The Dark 5:03 Testament Of Youth 8 Love And Imagination 2:51 9 The Rising Of The Sun 2:48 10 These I Send To You 2:43 11 Returning Over The Nightmare Ground 3:10 12 I Will Not Forget You 4:10
"The album shows Richter reinterpreting what is arguably one of the most familiar pieces of classical music ever written: Vivaldi's Four Seasons. "You can’t get away from the piece," Richter says. "It’s part of the musical landscape, and a part of my own daily life. I hear it all the time in supermarkets, I have to endure it whenever I make a phone call and I’m put on hold, and it’s always turning up in TV ads." Which isn't to say it's bad: "It is such engaging, attractive material that it’s easy for young people to connect with it; it’s very immediate. As everyone does, I had the piece in my brain and knew my favourite moments."The extent of Richter's reinterpretation varies over the course of the album—he says some parts are almost entirely original, while others are tweaked on a surgical level. The end product is performed by the English violinist Daniel Hope, German conductor André Ridder and the Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin."
By Guest shiv
Anybody floating around London this evening and looking for something musically enlightening to do? Then check out the Barbican Centre for a Max Richter presentation. Check the Skirmish Preview for more details : http://www.skirmishb...er-vivaldi.html
I'd love to hear how it goes so comment and let me know if you'd like.