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Max Richter interviews with Classical Radio for new 8 hour piece - SLEEP

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Max Richter's SLEEP will receive its world premiere this September in Berlin, in a concert performance lasting from 12 midnight to 8am at which the audience will be given beds instead of seats and programmes. The eight-hour version will be available as a digital album, and for those who prefer it, a one-hour adaptation of the work – from SLEEP – will be released on CD, vinyl, download, and streaming formats, all through Deutsche Grammophon, on 4 September.

"You could say that the short one is meant to be listened to and the long one is meant to be heard while sleeping," says Richter, who describes the one-hour version as "a series of windows opening into the big piece".

Richter will be interviewed by several Classical Radio Stations today including: WFMT: Chicago, WCLV: Cleveland, KUHA: Houston, KING: Seattle, KMFA: Austin and WGTE: Toledo