VOICES | Mercy (Official Music Video by Yulia Mahr)

Mercy, written ten years ago for Hilary Hahn, and played here so beautifully by Mari Samuelsen, was the starting point for the whole of VOICES. Over the years of working on the project, the music has taken many forms, nearly all of them put to one side, but the music of Mercy has always been a sort of pole star, guiding the rest of the piece. Yulia’s stunning film places the question of mercy and compassion firmly into our everyday world. We are all in this together.  -m

Listen to Mercy HERE
VOICES is out in its entirety on July 31st.

VOICES | All Human Beings (Official Music Video by Yulia Mahr)

The video for the first released track from my upcoming album VOICES is now live.
This project has been 10 years in the making. In this time of great challenges, VOICES is a place to reflect on the world we have made, and on the world we want to make.
Readings are from the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights. Video by Yulia Mahr.

Listen to the first tracks from the album HERE 
VOICES is out in its entirety on July 31st.

 

VOICES | Origins

‘Origins’ – VOICES out July 31st from Decca Records.
Listen and pre-order HERE

JOURNEY (CP1919) | Aurora Orchestra

 

Max Richter’s ‘Journey (CP1919)’ – commissioned especially for the Aurora Orchestra’s project and album ‘Music of the Spheres’ is inspired by the discovery of the first pulsar star, CP1919. Richter’s ‘Journey’, uses rhythms governed by the same ratios used by ancient astronomers to describe the orbits of the planets and – inspired by Aurora’s “by heart” projects – Richter created it to be performed by players from memory. ‘Journey (CP1919)’ Listen HERE from Deutsche Grammophon.

 

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND | The Story of a New Name

The American-Italian drama My Brilliant Friend returns to HBO with the long-awaited second season –The Story of a New Name, based on the second book of Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book series, The Neapolitan Novels. 

Following the success of Max Richter’s first season soundtrack, Deutsche Grammophon has released the soundtrack to the second season, available HERE.

SHEET MUSIC | A Catalogue of Afternoons

Now that more and more of us are required to isolate at home, many people are finding they have time to play the piano, so I’m going to be making some of my sheet music available for free download HERE. The first piece is A Catalogue of Afternoons, and will be available for the next two weeks.
Feel free to post and tag any videos of your playing, and please stay safe!
-Max
#maxrichtersheetmusic

MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP | Film

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SLEEP | Overnight Radio Broadcast

Thank you all so much for listening to the SLEEP broadcasts over the weekend. It’s been a special moment for me to experience the music as a listener with you as it has made its way across Europe and further afield. Wishing us all strength and patience.

For those who missed the broadcast, you can listen to SLEEP HERE.