Max Richter - Voices

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Voices is the ninth solo studio album by German-British classical composer and pianist Max Richter, released in July 2020 via Decca Records.

Max Richter works within postminimalism and in the meeting of contemporary classical and alternative popular musical styles. He is classically trained, having graduated in composition from the Royal Academy of Music, and studied with Luciano Berio in Italy.

Richter also composes music for stage, opera, ballet and screen. He has also collaborated with other musicians, as well as with performance, installation and media artists. He has recorded nine solo albums, and his music is widely used in cinema.

VOICES is 56 minutes of music for orchestra, choir, electronics, solo soprano, solo violin and solo piano.  The orchestra is a radically reimagined ensemble called a “negative orchestra”. As the world has been turned upside down, so have the proportions of this orchestra. It is nearly all basses and cellos.

In addition to readings by a narrator, hundreds of readings of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights in dozens of languages have been sourced from all over the world. These readings are the aural landscape that this music flows through: they are the VOICES of the title.

The opening words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted in 1948, are “All human beings are are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These inspiring words are a guiding principle for the whole declaration but, looking around at the world we have made in the decades since they were written, it is clear that we have forgotten them. The recent brutal events in the US, leading to the tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, as well as countless other abuses around the world, are proof of that. At such times it is easy to feel hopeless but, just as the problems of our world are of our own making, so the solutions can be. While the past is fixed, the future is yet unwritten, and the declaration sets out an uplifting vision of a better and fairer world that is within our reach if we choose it. VOICES is a musical space to reconnect with these inspiring principles.

…Extracted from Max Richter’s website.

This double album 2LP record set is a limited edition on 180 gram clear coloured vinyl housed in a die-cut gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves, pressed in Europe via Decca Records.

(10837)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

All Human Beings

6:16

A2

Origins

3:56

A3

Journey Piece

2:22

B1

Murmuration

8:17

B2

Cartography

4:15

C1

Chorale

11:24

C2

Hypocognition

1:06

C3

Prelude 6

3:22

D1

Litte Requiems

7:45

D2

Mercy

5:29

SKU 10837
Record Label Decca Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 4819677
Country DE - Germany
Release Date (Year) 31 July 2020
Original Release Date (Year) 31 July 2020
Barcode # 028948196777
Shipping Weight 0.6000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Editon Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Clear Coloured Vinyl, Die Cut Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves
Vinyl Colour Clear
Genre Classical
Format VINYL LP

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