Max Richter: Three Worlds – Music from Woolf Works Image
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  • Summary: Wayne McGregor commissioned the German-born British composer to create a score for his ballet production based on the three novels by Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and The Waves).
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  • Record Label: DG Deutsche Grammophon
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Classical, Electronica, Avant-Garde, Modern Composition, Ballet, Orchestral
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. Jan 30, 2017
    90
    He has followed up the exceptional Sleep with yet another dazzling work that is “full of echoes, of memories, of associations” that celebrate and reflect this towering writer.
  2. 80
    Movingly prefaced by Gillian Anderson reading the novelist’s suicide note, its gently absorbing string undulations, with a faintly keening soprano occasionally audible amongst the oceanic swells, bring fiction and real life together in a deep, powerful manner.
  3. Uncut
    Feb 24, 2017
    80
    His poignant, classically arranged pieces sit surprisingly well alongside more electronic compositions. [Apr 2017, p.37]
  4. Mar 2, 2017
    80
    Woolf Works, like SLEEP, is instantly accessible, its noise and careful hand holding often startlingly modern and never once patronising. A thing of beauty.
  5. Mar 7, 2017
    80
    Although the work as a whole is not a film score, it has the flavor of one, and it opens up intriguing possibilities for the expansion of that language to other settings. Certainly recommended for anyone who has noticed and liked the music for Arrival.
  6. Jan 30, 2017
    74
    Like McGregor, he set an impossible bar, and even if he doesn’t clear it, the fall leads to something arresting nonetheless.
  7. Jan 30, 2017
    70
    Three Worlds is rewarding as a background record as well as cognitive listening. Richter’s sound is best served without real pictures but paired with your dreams.
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  1. Sep 6, 2017
    9
    Definitely one of Richter's best works, incredibly nice and beautiful, sounds incredible and quite atmospheric and captivating.

    The last
    Definitely one of Richter's best works, incredibly nice and beautiful, sounds incredible and quite atmospheric and captivating.

    The last piece of more than 20 minutes is one of the best things I have heard this year.
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