Max Richter

Born 1966.
Max Richter

Biography

Max Richter (born March 22, 1966), a German born, British composer is considered to be one of the most influential composers of the last ten years, spearheading the recent movement in neo-classical composition and the broadening out of the definitions of classical music into the indie world. Richter himself is classically trained, having graduated in composition from the Royal Academy of Music and with Luciano Berio in Italy, but influenced equally by Punk and Electronic music, began to incorporate electronics into his compositions from his first releases.

Richter is something of a polymath, known for his prolific output, releasing not only his own solo albums, but producing and collaborating on the records of others, and writing for stage, opera, ballet and screen, as well as collaborating with highly regarded performance, installation and media artists. His music is widely synced in the movies.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of infra

    infra 2010

    Reviewed by Wyndham Wallace
    Roll over, Beethoven: Richter blurs the boundaries between indie and classical.
  2. Review of Memoryhouse

    Memoryhouse 2009

    Reviewed by Chris Lo
    Plays out like an immaculately observed postcard journal.
  3. Review of The Blue Notebooks

    The Blue Notebooks 2004

    Reviewed by Hans Biørn Lian
    Max Richter, a British-based, German-born pianist and composer evokes an almost...
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