Max Richter (1966 – )
Enlisted by The Royal Ballet to write music for a dance piece based on the Virginia Woolf novels Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves, Richter’s Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works arrestingly evokes the fluid language and themes of Woolf’s literary genius. Richly cinematic in sound, this sublime score is full of narrative, emotion and, in honour of Woolf’s life and work, “the redeeming qualities of creativity”.
“. . . Richter weaves his characteristic ancient-modern magic, with simple piano and violin figures engaged in a courtly dance”.
– Andy Gill, Independent (London) / 27. January 2017