This 14-CD collection brings together Richter's great recordings for the Eurodisc label with 10 recordings newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, many of which had been out of print for years. It includes the legendary Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier recordings as well as Beethoven s Sonatas Nos. 3 and 4 and Tchaikovsky s The Seasons.
Fox Music has released a soundtrack album for the sci-fi thriller Morgan. The album features the film’s original music composed by Max Richter (The Leftovers, Disconnect, Testament of Youth, Waltz with Bashir, The Congress). The soundtrack is now available to download on iTunes, where you can also listen to audio samples. Morgan is directed by Luke Scott and stars Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Giamatti. The movie produced by Ridley Scott centers around corporate troubleshooter who is summoned to a remote research lab to determine whether or not to terminate a genetically-engineered being. The thriller was released last week by 20th Century Fox and is now playing in theaters nationwide. Visit the official movie website to learn more about the film.
Considering that Max Richter's soundtrack work far outpaces the rate at which he releases his own albums, this Deutsche Grammophon collection of four of his earliest works is a welcome reminder of their magic. Retrospective gathers his instant-classic, Franz Kafka-inspired 2004 album The Blue Notebooks, which features the Tilda Swinton collaboration "On the Nature of Daylight" and introduced Richter's expressive mix of classical and electronic music to many listeners; the like-minded Songs from Before, which featured Robert Wyatt reading Haruki Murakami texts over Richter's sensitive, piano-driven compositions; 24 Postcards in Full Colour, an eclectic and emotive collection of ringtone-inspired miniatures; and Infra, a piece composed for the Royal Ballet and inspired in equal measure by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Franz Schubert's Winterreise. The collection also includes bonus tracks for each album, including a full orchestral version of "On the Nature of Daylight" and an essay by Paul Morley. Retrospective offers a wonderful way for fans to experience these albums to their fullest, and for newcomers to learn what all the fuss is about.
Sviatoslav Richter is still regarded by nearly the entire piano community as one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. Known for the “depth of his interpretations, his virtuoso technique, and his vast repertoire,” many of his recordings are still the benchmark recordings of famous repertoire. The present edition of Richter’s interpretations from 1948 to 1963 even has some premieres to offer, taken from hitherto unreleased live recordings. Special guests on this release include the Borodin Quartet, Nina Dorliac, Mstislav Rostropovich. Profil Edition Günter Hänssler has already released numerous albums featuring Richter’s performances of works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. The recordings that make up this edition are devoted to the composers Schumann, Brahms and Reger.
In September 2013 Anna performed Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto at the opening of the season of Sunday Morning Concerts series at the Great hall of the Royal Concertgebouw. Within two and a half a years, the recording of this concert received over 9 million views on YouTube and was highly praised among renown musicians. In November 2015 she returned to perform in the big hall of Concertgebouw in Sunday Morning Concerts series Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3, this performance was again steamed live on TV, internet and radio.
Jansons embraces Rachmaninoff’s riveting, turbulent Second Symphony in this sympathetic interpretation. Although written during the composer’s three-year stay in Germany, the symphony conjures the blustery winters and frenzied urban life of St. Petersburg, where it was premiered in 1908. Containing the charm and emotional depth of the composer’s finest large-scale movements, the “Allegro molto” sounds stunningly fresh, especially under the fingers of the exceptionally inspired, almost possessed, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Adagio is ecstatically romantic, emblematic of Rachmaninoff’s profoundly saccharine style.