Composers I love #2: Max Richter

The first time I heard this piece I was blown away. Totally mesmerized. I listened to it on repeat for days. I still listen to it every few weeks and it never fails to give me goosebumps. I did my own little “recomposition” of Vivaldi inspired by this work (you can listen to it over here).

Who is Max Richter?

He is a prolific German/British composer. His music is an awesome blend of neoclassicism, minimalism and heartbreaking lyricism. He composes for the stage, screen and (more importantly for us) solo piano. You can read more about him here.

Can I play his music on the piano?

Yes! “Max Richter: Piano Works” was released in 2014. I like it a lot. If you need pieces for fussy teenagers then you need this book. Here are some pieces featured in the book:

 



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