Max Richter – Richter – Beethoven – Opus 2020 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 24:35 minutes | 255 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Max Richter is paying homage to ground-breaking composer Ludwig van Beethoven on the occasion of his 250th anniversary on 17th December. Max Richter’s new work “Beethoven – Opus 2020” will consist of two musical components: for one, a subtle and soothing piano solo ‘Andante Loops’. For another, Max gifts his audience with the orchestral piece ‘Opus 2020’ to complete his work of “Beethoven – Opus 2020” and thereby his contribution to our Beethoven anniversary year.
Today his single ‘Andante Loops’ is released, this week exclusively on Apple Music. Just before Beethoven’s birthday, on 16 December, the World Premiere Performance of “Beethoven – Opus 2020” will take place in collaboration with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn during the BeethovenNacht in Bonn presented by DEUTSCHE TELEKOM. On 17 December, the full digital EP is released exclusively on Apple Music, one day later on all other streaming partners.
“Beethoven – Opus 2020” embodies Max Richter’s creative dialogue with the music of Beethoven. It also embraces the spirit of an earlier tribute piece, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ‘Opus 1970’, made to mark Beethoven’s bicentenary fifty years ago.
1. Max Richter – Richter: Andante Loops
2. Elisabeth Brauß – Richter: Opus 2020