Sweet sounds of This Bitter Earth

Vinyl record being played

I feel like I’m on a bit of a Max Richter journey of discovery the last couple days. My conversation with a couple other music fans prompted me to listen to Richter’s “The Blue Notebooks” album, and it’s terrific.

I especially enjoy the sweet sound of “This Bitter Earth / On The Nature Of Daylight“:

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Vivaldi’s Summer 3, spiced up

Classical music on violin

I’m listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (well, a version of it anyway) while I work through exercises in Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, and I really like how Vivaldi’s Summer 3 has been tweaked in the album “Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons“.

Here’s a fairly typical rendition of this track:

Now, here’s the Max Richter and Co version:

On a related note, this is a beautiful version of Autumn 3, too:

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Spring, remixed

I really enjoy this take on Vivaldi’s Spring 1:

You can hear Max Richter’s influence in this layered rendition. It’s a terrific piece of music to relax to after my wife’s cooking tonight.