Epic, eerie Vivaldi Four Seasons remix by Max Richter

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By Hunter Oatman-Stanford in New Music on Friday 8 March 2013

Max Richter has made a career out of reworking classical music for the digital age, but possibly the most interesting is his remixed version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Richter took the piece apart at the compositional level – rather than working with existing recordings – and layered its familiar themes for a truly magical effect. […]

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Experimental piano music by Hauscka

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By Kirsten Sibbles in New Music on Sunday 13 January 2013

The multilayered instrumental work from contemporary pianist Hauscka is a unique performance in its own right, which should be viewed as well as listened to. The German classical pianist is a cross between John Cage and McGiver. What sounds like an orchestration of numerous instruments, or even synths, are quite often assorted knick knacks, attached to the strings within his Grand piano.

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Nico Muhly

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By Luke Rathborne in New Music on Tuesday 28 June 2011

Nico Muhly is a young classical composer and arranger based out of New York City. I first came across his work in relation to arrangements he composed for another artist, Sam Amidon’s record, All Is Well, and one day found myself riding an elevator with him. I was too shy to say hello.

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