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January 12th, 2019


Max Richter - Sarajevo

Max Richter was one of the co-founders of Piano Circus, the 6-piece piano ensemble created to play (amongst other things) Steve Reich's Six Pianos. I have a memory of seeing them play it live, but honestly could not swear to it. Since then Richter's gone on to far more acclaim as a composer. Sarajevo is one of his earlier works from the 2002 release Memoryhouse. The soprano Sarah Leonard sings wordlessly over the BBC Philharmomic. It's sad and quiet and the thunder is distant but worryingly omnipresent; absolutely the psychic soundtrack to the late 1990s.

Max Richter - Sarajevo