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Live from the Free Thinking Festival: Breaking the Sound Barrier

For the 2014 Free Thinking Festival, Matthew Sweet presents a special edition with composer Max Richter, writer of scores for Shutter Island, Waltz with Bashir and Sarah's Key.

Matthew Sweet presents a live edition from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage Gateshead with composer Max Richter, whose credits include music for "Shutter Island", "Waltz with Bashir" and "Sarah's Key".

Matthew explores Max's approach to writing for film and features scores from "Waltz with Bashir", "When We Leave", "Sarah's Key", "The Congress" and his music for the forthcoming "Testament of Youth", based on the life story of Vera Brittain. Max has chosen this week's classic score which is Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov's music for Tarkovsky's 1966 masterpiece, "Andrei Rublev".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Max Richter

    Spring 3 (The Four Seasons)

    Conductor: André de Ridder. Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Berlin Concert House Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
    • 481 004 4.
  • Max Richter

    WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2008): Boaz and the Dogs

    Performer: Max Richter.
    • EMI.
    • 2655702.
  • Fréhel

    SARAH'S KEY (2010): La Java Bleue

    • emi.
    • B000000-75HX.
  • Max Richter

    THE CONGRESS (2013): Beginning and Ending

    Performer: Max Richter.
    • MILAN.
    • WEA 9903994892.
  • Max Richter

    SHUTTER ISLAND (2010): On The Nature of Daylight

    Performer: MAX RICHTER ENSEMBLE.
    • Fat Cat.
    • CD13--04.
  • Max Richter

    WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2008): Boaz and the Dogs

    Performer: Max Richter.
    • EMI.
    • 2655702.
  • Max Richter

    WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2008): Andante/Reflection

    Performer: Max Richter.
    • EMI.
    • 2655702.
  • Max Richter

    WHEN WE LEAVE ("DIE FREMDE") (2010): End Credit

    Performer: Max Richter.
    • COLLESEUM RECORDS.
    • CST 8141.2.
  • Fréhel

    SARAH'S KEY (2010): La Java Bleue

    • emi.
    • B000000-75HX.
  • Max Richter

    SARAH'S KEY (2010): The Vel d'Hiv/The Tree, The Beach, The Sea

    Conductor: Lorenz Dangel. Performer: Babelsberg Studio Orchestra.
    • Milan.
    • M2 36549.
  • Bob Dylan

    THE CONGRESS (2013): Forever Young

    Music Arranger: Max Richter. Performer: Robin Wright. Performer: studio orchestra.
    • MILAN.
    • WEA 9903994892.
  • Max Richter

    THE CONGRESS (2013): Beginning and Ending

    Performer: Max Richter.
    • MILAN.
    • WEA 9903994892.
  • Max Richter

    THE CONGRESS (2013): Beginning and Ending

    Performer: Max Richter.
    • MILAN.
    • WEA 9903994892.
  • Vyachaslav Ovchinnikov

    ANDREI RUBLEV (1966): Final Scene

    Performer: ORCHESTRA/SOUNDTRACK.
    • Toei Music Publishing.
    • TMP 2002.
  • Max Richter

    TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (2014): Swim in the Lake

    Performer: SOUNDTRACK ORCHESTRA.

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