Author Topic: Max Richter (1966 -)  (Read 4444 times)

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Offline aligreto

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Re: Max Richter (1966 -)
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2021, 09:19:47 AM »
I have only two CDs of Richter, both early ones

The Blue Notebooks: I find this to contain really good and appealing music [most of it low key, but not depressing]. However, it has one aspect which I find rather irritating and that is over the narration on some songs one hears the constant tapping of an old school typewriter at the beginning of those songs. I understand the concept but there is too much of it for me. If this kind of thing bothers you I would check it out first. If not, it is a very fine album both musically and sonically.

Songs From Before: This CD is filled with melodies that are emotionally loaded and filled with pathos, inhabiting a dreamlike world. The music is once again low key and again not depressing. The quality of the works and the production is very good. It is a very fine album.

I have also heard his take on Vivaldiā€™s Four Seasons but I did not spend waste my hard earned money on it.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

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Re: Max Richter (1966 -)
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2021, 05:01:56 AM »
I listened to some that Vivaldi "remix" a few years ago and I find it quite horrible. Not sure why an apparently otherwise serious composer would do something like that (except that it probably sells well...).
I recall hearing that some years ago and remembering thinking at the time that it seemed bizarre/not liking it.

Yesterday, a friend showed me a CD that he had just purchased of Voices and listened to last night.  It revolves around the reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:  https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights  He said that he was incredibly moved by it.  Hopefully, I can borrow it soon.

PD

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Re: Max Richter (1966 -)
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2021, 08:58:26 AM »
From WAYLTN thread:

I'm enjoying this very much - as is my wife!  ;D
I think I might get it for my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas. I think that they'd like the music and the motivation behind it.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Max Richter (1966 -)
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2021, 12:20:24 PM »
From WAYLTN thread:

I'm enjoying this very much - as is my wife!  ;D
I think I might get it for my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas. I think that they'd like the music and the motivation behind it.
You're wife is enjoying it?!  Is this one of those few historic moments chez vous?  I'll have to look into it.

PD

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Re: Max Richter (1966 -)
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2021, 01:03:28 PM »
You're wife is enjoying it?!  Is this one of those few historic moments chez vous?  I'll have to look into it.

PD
Absolutely PD!  ;D
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).