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Max Richter - pioneer of neoclassicism and political activist. For his new album "Exiles", the exceptional German-British artist has not shied away from facing socio-critical questions and positions himself politically all the more strongly in the music scene. Rarely has an artist created such suggestive instrumental music, combining classical and electronic...See more
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PERRY HOBERMAN, Flute, Saxophone - Laurie Anderson, Vocals, Writer, Vocoder, MainArtist - ROMA BARAN, Organ
© 2007 Nonesuch Records, Inc. ℗ 2007 Nonesuch Records, Inc.
Hélène Vogelsinger, Composer, Producer, Arranger, MainArtist
2021 Modularfield 2021 Modularfield
Manfred Eicher, Producer - Bruce Brubaker, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Meredith Monk, Composer - Ursula Oppens, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer
℗ 2014 ECM Records GmbH
Glenn Gould, Piano, Producer - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - (Samuel H. Carter, Producer - Stan Tonkel, Recording Engineer - Martin Greenblatt, Recording Engineer - Ray Moore, Recording Engineer - John Johnson, Recording Engineer)
(P) 1982 Sony Music Entertainment
Tom Bailey, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rupert Coulson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Max Richter, Composer, Producer - Kristjan Järvi, Conductor, MainArtist - Götz-Michael Rieth, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Orchestra, MainArtist
℗ 2021 StudioRichterMahr
Bing & Ruth, Artist, MainArtist - David Moore, Davideis Music (BMI), MusicPublisher
2015 RVNG Intl. 2015 RVNG Intl.
Cord Garben, Producer, Recording Producer - Gustav Mahler, Composer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Michel Glotz, Producer, Recording Producer - Michel Schwalbé, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jobst Eberhardt, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Günter Hermanns, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Volker Martin, Editor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dr. Hans Hirsch, Producer, Executive Producer
℗ 1979 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
Caroline Shaw, Composer - Attacca Quartet, Ensemble, MainArtist
© 2019 New Amsterdam Records, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. ℗ 2019 New Amsterdam Records, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
Marielle Labeque, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - William Duckworth, Composer
℗ 2013 KML Recordings
Franz Joseph Haydn, Composer - Michael Haas, Producer, Recording Producer - Takács Quartet, Ensemble, MainArtist - Gabor Ormai, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Gábor Takács-Nagy, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andras Fejér, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Károly Schranz, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - John Pellowe, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 1989 Decca Music Group Limited
Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hélène Grimaud, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Berio, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Stephan Flock, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Oberle, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 2016 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
Rupert Coulson, Sound Engineer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, Surround Mixer, StudioPersonnel, FilmSoundEngineer - Mandy Parnell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Max Richter, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mari Samuelsen, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ashley Andrew-Jones, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited
Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Caterina Barbieri, MainArtist - C. Barbieri, Composer
2019 Editions Mego 2019 Editions Mego
Suzanne Ciani, Artist - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Artist - RVNG Intl., MusicPublisher - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani, MainArtist
2016 RVNG Intl. 2016 RVNG Intl.
Graham Gouldman, Composer, Lyricist - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer - Eric Stewart, Composer, Lyricist - Kelsey Lu, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Teo Halm, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Oscar Santander, Guitar
(P) 2019 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Sarah Davachi, MainArtist
2020 Late Music 2020 Late Music
Kronos Quartet, MainArtist - Dann Michael Thompson, Engineer - Clint Mansell, Composer, Producer, MainArtist
© 2000 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States. ℗ 2000 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.
Julia Holter, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger, MainArtist - Kenny Gilmore, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher
2018 Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018 Domino Recording Co Ltd
Chris Watson, Sound Effects, AssociatedPerformer - Götz-Michael Rieth, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gunni Tynes, Producer, Additional Producer - Francesco Donadello, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hildur Guðnadóttir, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Antonio Pulli, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Þórarinn Guðnason, Co-Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Sam Slater, Producer - Simon Goff, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 2019 HBO
Mica Levi, Composer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer
(P) 2014 Exclusively Licensed by Milan Entertainment, Inc.
1999 Duophonic UHF Disks 1999 Duophonic UHF Disks
Sun June, MainArtist - Sun June Publishing Designee, MusicPublisher
2021 Run For Cover Records 2021 Run For Cover Records
B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Guitar - Bob Dylan, Harmonica - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Tom Wilson, Producer
Originally Released 1964. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Joni Mitchell, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist
Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2021 Reprise Records, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1969 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.
Kronos Quartet, MainArtist
© 2005 Nonesuch Records Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1990 Nonesuch Records
Abdullah Ibrahim, Performer
2000 EKAPA/Edition MAWI 2000 ENJA RECORDS Matthias Winckelmann GmbH
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Choir - San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Choir - Vance George, Conductor
Richard Lamb, Composer - Richard Lamb, Lyricist - Seldon Powell, Tenor Saxophone - Seldon Powell, Flute - Marky Markowitz, Trumpet - Danny Davis, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Guitar - Mel Tax, Alto Saxophone - Mel Tax, Baritone Saxophone - Mel Tax, Flute - Sammy Lowe, Arranger - Sammy Lowe, Conductor - Gene Taylor, Acoustic Bass - Bernard Purdie, Drums - Nina Simone, Performer - Nina Simone, Vocal - Nina Simone, Piano - Ernie Hayes, Organ - Ernie Hayes, Piano - Eric Gale, Guitar - Ernie Royal, Trumpet - William Taylor, Composer - William Taylor, Lyricist
Originally recorded 1967. All rights reserved by RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Igor Levit, Main Artist, Piano - Frederic Rzewski, Composer - Andreas Neubronner, Producer, Recording Engineer
(P) 2015 Sony Music Entertainment
Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Christoph König, Conductor, MainArtist - Solistes Européens Luxembourg, Orchestra, MainArtist
2020 Rubicon Classics Ltd 2020 Solistes Européens Luxembourg
Sam Cooke, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist
℗ 2008 ABKCO Records Inc.
John Adams, Composer - Yuja Wang, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dmitriy Lipay, Producer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alexander Lipay, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel
℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
Emil Schult, Writer - Karl Bartos, Electric (sensonics) Drums, Writer - Kraftwerk, MainArtist - Florian Schneider, Producer, Engineer, Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer, Electronics, Vocoder - Ralf Hutter, Producer, Writer, Synthesizer, Audio Recording Engineer, Electronics, Vocoder, Voices, Orchestron Keyboards, MixingEngineer
© 2009 Ralf Hütter/Kraftwerk under licence to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2009 Ralf Hütter/Kraftwerk under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
Charles Ives, Composer - John McClure, Producer - Leonard Bernstein, Conductor - Leonard Bernstein, Performer - New York Philharmonic, Performer - William Vacchiano, Trumpet
Originally released 1966 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Jlin, MainArtist - Planet Mu, MusicPublisher - J.Patton, Composer
2017 Planet Mu 2017 Planet Mu
Alan Sparhawk, Composer, Lyricist - Low, MainArtist - Steve Garrington, Composer
2018 Sub Pop Records 2018 Sub Pop Records
Max Richter - pioneer of neoclassicism and political activist. For his new album "Exiles", the exceptional German-British artist has not shied away from facing socio-critical questions and positions himself politically all the more strongly in the music scene. Rarely has an artist created such suggestive instrumental music, combining classical and electronic music, physical and sensitive worlds.
With this compilation, Max Richter reveals to us which music, performers and composers influenced him and always accompany him on his creative path. Discover the playlist curated by himself, exclusively on Qobuz!
Max Richter, Neo-classical Activist
by Smaël Bouaici
With the release of his new album Exile, a reflection on exile with the Baltic Sea Orchestra, the iconoclast and prolific pioneer of the neo-classical movement confirms his status as one of the most ideologically committed artists out there. Melding classical and electronic music, physical and emotional worlds, he produces instrumental works of rare evocative power.
Richter's 2015 album Sleep was an 8-hour lullaby for which he consulted a neuroscientist specialising in sleep - the objective was to heal the listener. Finding a place for the listener, on the other hand, is the driving idea of his audiovisual project Voices, which was launched in 2020 with visual artist and director Yulia Mahr, with whom he has been with for 30 years. The concept of Voices, a musical work conceived of a place for reflection and based on the aspirations of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights, is eminently political. But its message is not conveyed in words: Voices contains no voices. It is through music that Max Richter tries to "build a better world”, introducing a whole procession of positive emotions in long passages that flit between ambient and neoclassical. As a student of Brian Eno, one of his most important influences, Max Richter builds a series of absolutely fascinating meditative sequences. These are almost more therapeutic than musical, as if the composer had found the musical frequency of peace and contentment. This record is exactly what the Covid-scarred world needed.
In 2021, the composer, regretting the disappearance of political criticism from his music in recent decades, took up a social message again with his new album Exiles. For this new project, he teamed up with one of the most iconoclastic orchestras of the moment, the Baltic Sea Orchestra, which brings together musicians from countries surrounding the Baltic Sea, crossing the old borders between East and West, and playing from memory, without a score. The album consists of orchestral versions of older songs by Max Richter (excerpts from Infra, Waltz with Bashir and The Blue Notebooks) and others from the soundtrack of Sol León Paul Lightfoot's ballet, Singular Odyssey, whose soundtrack he wrote in 2017, as a “reflection on travel and transformation”. With the migrant crisis in mind, Richter creates a work that brilliantly straddles the physical and the emotional with touches like the repetitive motif of the piece 'Exiles' which symbolises walking, movement, exodus. This record is still perfectly in step with the times. Max Richter, one of the most politically committed artists in the music world, wouldn't want, much less know how, to do anything else: "It’s like Nina Simone said: ‘An artist’s duty … is to reflect the times.’"
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