Various Artists

Behind The Counter: Max Richter

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Rough Trade Shops

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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.

This 36-track compilation features music from Mogwai, Boards of Canada, Let's Eat Grandma, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Philip Glass, Aphex Twin and Low, plus classical works by Rachmaninoff and Bach.

“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.

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: This is by all measures, an astonishing collection. not only does it have the seminal classical works that you'd expect from Richter, but includes a great number of those 'What CD is this on?!' counter moments that we enjoy so much. Classic post-rock staples, beautiful electronics, heartfelt full-band odes and an education in classical music. A masterclass in curation.

TRACK LISTING

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 JS 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 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 Rachmaninoff
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
1. FANTASIA 7
Composed By Henry Purcell
Performed By Phantasm

2. Preludes, Opus 11_XXI Andante - In B Flat Major
Composed By 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

5. DISKPREPT1
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

Mix CDs And Mix Downloads Tracklisting:

CD1 / Download Mix 1

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 JS 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

5. Ether
Performed By Mogwai

6. Arcadiana, Op.12 (1994)_VI. O Albion
Composed By Thomas Adès

7. Hoquetus David
Composed By Guillaume De Machaut
Musical Director: David Munrow

8. Zoetrope
Performed By Boards Of Canada

9. Starry Sky Cycle (1980-87)_Ursa Minor [Peace]
Composed By Urmas Sisask
Performed By Lauri Väinmaa, Piano

10. Qui Habitat (Psalm 90)
Composed By Josquin Des Prez
Performed By Huelgas Ensemble And Paul Van Nevel

11. Of Late
Composed By Howard Skempton
Performed By John Tilbury, Piano

12. Bobbing Beams Of Light
Performed By Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

13. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232_ IX. Die Torrente In Via Bibet
Composed By Handel
Performed By English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot
Gardiner & Monteverdi Choir

14. Mercy
Composed By Max Richter
Performed By Hilary Hahn, Violin And Cory Smythe, Piano

15. Rejoice O Virgin
Composed By Rachmaninoff
Performed By Tenebrae

16. Last Things Last
Performed By Rachel's

17. Canticles Of The Sky_Sky With Four Suns
Composed By John Luther Adams
Performed By The Northwestern University Cello Ensemble.

18. Wasserklavier
Composed By Luciano Berio
Performed By David Arden, Piano

CD2 / Download Mix 2
1. Rockets Fall On Rocket Falls
Performed By Godspeed You! Black Emperor

2. Immortal Bach
Composed By Knut Nystedt
Performed By Schola Cantorum
Conductor: Kåre Hanken


3. Satyagraha: Evening Song
Composed By Philip Glass
Performed By New York City Opera Chorus And New York City Opera Orchestra

4. Deep Six Textbook
Performed By Let's Eat Grandma

5. FANTASIA 7
Composed By Henry Purcell
Performed By Phantasm

6. Preludes, Opus 11_XXI Andante - In B Flat Major
Composed By Scriabin
Performed By Marta Deyanova, Piano

7. What Part Of Me
Performed By Low

8. Tenebrae_II
Composed By Osvaldo Golijov
Performed By Kronos Quartet

9. DISKPREPT1
Performed By Aphex Twin

10. Remembrance
Composed By Caleb Burhans
Performed By Yuki Numata Resnick, Violin

11. Pièce D'Orgue In G Major, BWV 572 à 6
Composed By JS Bach Arr. Fretwork
Performed By Fretwork

12. Dream 3
Composed By Max Richter
Performed By Clarice Jensen, Cello, Ben Russell, Violin & Max
Richter, Piano

13. String Quartet No.14 In D Minor, D.810_Death And The
Maiden (extract)
Composed By Schubert
Performed By Hagen Quartett

14. Les Baricades Mistérieuses
Composed By Francois Couperin
Performed By Max Richter, Harpsichord

15. Tehillim Part II: Psalms 34:13-15
Composed By Steve Reich
Performed By Steve Reich Ensemble

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