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Max Richter trained in composition and piano at Edinburgh University, at the Royal Academy of Music, and with Luciano Berio in Florence.

On completing his studies, Max co-founded the iconoclastic classical ensemble Piano Circus, where he stayed for ten years, commissioning and performing works by Arvo Pärt, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe and Steve Reich.

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Product details

  • Audio CD (29 April 2013)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fatcat Records
  • ASIN: B001EGS4ZW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,469 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Maria 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Laika's Journey 1:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Twins (Prague) 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sarajevo 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Andras 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Untitled (Figures) 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sketchbook 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. November 6:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Jan's Notebook 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Arbenita (11 Years) 7:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Garden (1973) / Interior 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Landscape With Figure (1922) 5:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Fragment 1:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Lines On a Page (One Hundred Violins) 1:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Embers 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Last Days 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Quartet Fragment (1908) 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Sentinel TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Aug. 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is my favourite Max Richter album, for the simple reason that there is a greater consistency and overall integration of the individual pieces, than on his other albums. The rising/falling keening refrain is classic Richter, achieved by a combination of warmly luscious piano chords, the plaintive, yearning tones of violin/viola, and an unobtrusive string backdrop, and lodges in the head and heart long after you've listened to it. It is unashamedly emotional music, steeped in unfulfilled longing, and delivered in luscious, rich textures. Given its direct appeal to the heart, its music to fall in love with very quickly. Perhaps the only downside to all of this is that over-indulgence can lead to the necessity to limit your exposure (as with rich chocolate cake?), as too much richness can prove cloying. Once you've explored Richter's various albums, or want to explore something new and more adventurous, try Gorecki's 3rd Symphony on Naxos Górecki - Symphony No 3; Olden Style Pieces Harold Budd's 'Abandoned Cities' The Serpent (in Quicksilver) / Abandoned Cities or Karaindrou: Ulysses' Gaze Original Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK] What a wonderful sound world is waiting out there!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DGAmos on 23 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I came across Max Richter accidentally when my son left The Blue Notebooks CD in my car. This hooked me immediately with its uncanny ability to relax me and help my mind meander off in interesting and unexpected directions. I subsequently bought several of his other albums, including this one. All are wonderful pieces of music which I have listened to again and again without tiring of them, but Memoryhouse is my favourite. In my mind it is the one that comes together most as a whole, and I particularly enjoy the variation created by the more dense orchestration in some use of the pieces in comparison to the other albums. Sarajevo for instance, builds to a wonderful, short, blast of emotion, before bringing you gently back down again, and Last Days just sweeps you away from the first few notes. It would not be wrong to say that my life has been enhanced by the accidental discovery of Mr Richter's wonderful musical gifts and I cannot recommend this album enough.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By PETER JAMES on 4 Feb. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is an album that starts from its cover. A railway line and station somewhere in Europe. Title "The Memory House." Black and white, bleak. My mother came from Austria. She lived under the occupation of the Russians and the first track invokes this bleakness rain and all. The poem, Russian? Moving, raising the emotions, what is she saying? What journey is the composer taking us on? So many unanswered questions.
This beautiful album became personal very quickly with its silky changing moods. The music is thought provoking. Be ready to grit your teeth. Let the music take you anywhere you want with its startling nuances. Listen for the Mahler drum! and when the journey is over take time to look at the photograph once more. A memory house; a museum for conversation. Truely some great music from Max Richter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Leicester Bangs TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
Max Richter - Memoryhouse (FatCat / 130701)
Originally released on the BBC's Late Junction label back in 2002, Max Richter's Memoryhouse is a collection of classical pieces, recorded with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Fortunately (for me...) the feel and tone of these recordings can easily be compared to contemporary post-rock and will probably appeal to fans of both Phillip Glass and A Silver Mt. Zion, together with any number of bands more interested in layers of sound and atmosphere rather than the whole verse, chorus, verse malarkey.

The music on Memoryhouse is sometimes spacious and sparse, and at other times quite dense, though thoroughly accessible throughout. Richter may not be interested in tunes to be whistled but he never forgets to involve the listener, whether through huge, soaring passages or the tiniest of details. I like it a lot. 9/10.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By D Scheinmann on 25 Jun. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album defies categorisation. It breaks down the barriers between genres and should simply be classified as great music. In this respect Max Richter should be considered along side the likes of Nitin Sawhney. There are moments in this album where I found myself moved to tears as in the extraordinary track Sarajevo which builds and builds until the full tragedy of that war torn city seemed to leap out and enfold me. Some tracks wash over you like a refreshing stream a bit like the best Cafe Del Mar chill out albums and then there's the kind of stuff that you might find in a tense pacy thriller; film makers would die for it.
Memoryhouse comes from the soul, and it certainly stirs the soul when you listen to it. The more you play it the deeper it seems to go. It's my favourite new album and well worth buying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Poulton on 28 May 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Sadly I waited beyond the 30 day return period to listen to this. I had several LPs on order and wanted to go thru them all together in an evenings extravaganza. That will teach me. Richters music sails the hight of lows of emotion and volume. This is one of the worst pressings I have ever had the misfortune to own - pops, crackles aplenty. It must be part of a bad batch as there are 2 other similar reviews. I think It should have been recalled. Amazon - it you are listening: contact me. I am so disappointed, were it not for the CD version I own, I would cry.
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