VA – Behind The Counter With Max Richter 3LP

VA – Behind The Counter With Max Richter 3LP



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“This is a compilation of music I love. Some of my choices are things I’ve been listening to for decades, others are new discoveries, but feel like they belong here. I put a couple of things of mine in too – welcome to my world”, says Max.

This will be the first in Rough Trade Shops’ new Behind the Counter series, in which some of their favourite artists create mixes especially for them, using the records they sell on the shop floor. As big fans of Max, Rough Trade invited him to curate a mix that demonstrated his influences, knowing he’d dig up some unexpected gems. The result gives a fascinating and enriching guided tour through Richter’s musical cosmos, with insight into the sounds that help inspire his singular talent and vision.

3LP – 33 Track Unmixed Triple 180 Gram Black vinyl /  with a Download of the Mixed Version.

Side A

1 – The Unanswered Question
Composed by Charles Ives
Performed by New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Leonard Bernstein

2 – Bach BWV 659 arr. Busoni Nun Komm den Heiden Heiland, Composed by J.S. Bach arr. Busoni
Performed by Alfred Brendel, Piano

3 – Partita III. Courante
Composed by Caroline Shaw
Performed by Roomful of Teeth

4 – 3 Pieces for Cello and Piano_No. 1. Modere
Composed by Nadia Boulanger
Performed by Nicolas Alstaedt, cello and Jose Gallardo, piano

Side B

1 – Ether
Performed by Mogwai

2 – Arcadiana, Op.12 (1994)_VI. O Albion
Composed by Thomas Adès

3 – Hoquetus David
Composed by Guillaume de Machaut
Musical Director: David Munrow

4 – Zoetrope
Performed by Boards of Canada

5 – Starry Sky Cycle (1980-87)_Ursa Minor [Peace] Composed by Urmas Sisask
Performed by Lauri Väinmaa, Piano

Side C

1 – Qui Habitat (Psalm 90)
Composed by Josquin des Prez
Performed by Huelgas Ensemble and Paul Van Nevel

2 – Of Late
Composed by Howard Skempton
Performed by John Tilbury, Piano

3 – Bobbing Beams of Light
Performed by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

4. – Dixit Dominus, HWV 232_ IX. Die Torrente in via bibet
Composed by George Frideric Handel
Performed by English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot
Gardiner & Monteverdi Choir

5. – Mercy
Composed by Max Richter
Performed by Hilary Hahn, Violin and Cory Smythe, Piano

Side D

1 – Rejoice O Virgin
Composed by Rachmaninov
Performed by Tenebrae

2 – Last Things Last
Performed by Rachel’s

3 – Canticles of the Sky_Sky with Four Suns
Composed by John Luther Adams
Performed by the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble

4 – Wasserklavier
Composed by Luciano Berio
Performed by David Arden, Piano

5 – Satyagraha: Evening Song
Composed by Philip Glass
Performed by New York City Opera Chorus and New York City Opera Orchestra

6 – Deep Six Textbook
Performed by Let’s Eat Grandma

Side E

Composed by Henry Purcell
Performed by Phantasm

2 – Preludes, Opus 11_XXI Andante – In B flat Major
Composed by Alexander Scriabin
Performed by Marta Deyanova, Piano

3 – What Part of Me
Performed by Low

4 – Tenebrae_II
Composed by Osvaldo Golijov
Performed by Kronos Quartet

Performed by Aphex Twin

6 – Immortal Bach
Composed by Knut Nystedt
Performed by Schola Cantorum
Conductor: Kåre Hanken

Side F

1 – Rockets Fall On Rocket Falls
Performed by Godspeed You! Black Emperor