Max Richter & Daniel Hope | Vivaldi The Four Seasons Recomposed

 

Max Richter’s approach of recomposing a classical piece, though recomposing is often looked at negatively by critiques, has received praise. His approach was out of admiration for the original piece. He took the beginning motif and thought, 'Well, why don't I just treat this like a loop, like something you might hear in dance music, and just loop it and intensify it, and cut and paste — jump-cut around in that texture, but keep that groove going.”

What catches our attention is the beautiful chords of the minimoog underneath the cut up melody. It made us completely reimagine the original piece. We say thank you to Max Richter for doing us all a brilliant service.

Image by Eric Weiss / DG