Vast canyons, distant mountains, red dust – Nico Muhly’s Control is as intense and arresting as the Utah landscape which was its inspiration.
An emerging force in contemporary classical music, Muhly’s music experiments with both movement and perspective while gazing towards the horizon.
With his less-is-more minimalism, Max Richter has become a Hollywood favourite, with credits for a diversity of films including those by Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, and episodes of Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders. Richter’s reimagined Four Seasons draws on Vivaldi’s best moments, keeping the work’s original drama and excitement – yet making the familiar feel fresh and new.
We’re joined for this performance by star violinist Ray Chen whose vivacious playing brings Richter’s distinctive and evocative music to life.
NICO MUHLY Control
MAX RICHTER The Four Seasons Recomposed
GEMMA NEW conductor
RAY CHEN violin