Max Richter

“Summer” from Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi—The Four Seasons

            Max Richter, a British citizen, born in Germany, is an internationally renowned composer, recognized for his prolific artistic imagination and adroit blending of classical and popular musical styles and elements.   He received a traditional music education, attending the Royal Academy of Music, and studied for a time with the giant of the avant garde in music, Lucio Berio (perhaps you may remember the latter’s choral vocal clusters in the soundtrack of the movie 2001:  A Space Odyssey).  Richter has been a most busy composer, composing works for ballet, the movies, opera, the theatre, and television--and as a performing artist, as well.  He seamlessly blends electronic music, recorded sounds, and other effects—whatever is available to sustain his remarkable musical