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Max Richter to score new ballet - Woolf Works premiering at London's Royal Opera House

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For anyone who has been lucky enough to watch live music at the Royal Albert Hall - or even be inside it for that matter - you will know exactly what I mean when I say that its beauty and grandeur is hard to encapsulate using mere language. Arguably the pièce de résistance in its namesake's Albertopolis - on Saturday night it acted as the perfect host for the wonderful Max Richter.

The night began in a joyous melee of tracks from Richter's fantastic recomposition of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. Whilst Richter kept a watchful eye over the proceedings, the real star of the half was the ever-impressive violinist and fellow Berlin-based Englishman Daniel Hope - whose command of his instrument was more impressive than any I've ever seen.

The second half took a more somber tone, which one would only expect as it served as a 10-year anniversary of Richter's highly celebrated The Blue Notebooks. As moving a musical event as I've ever seen, the night was perfectly encapsulated by the final encore which saw much of the hall rise to their feet in appreciation of a true master of contemporary classical music.

Before all this though - 405 photographer Alexandra Cameron was granted full access to Richter and his team as they rehearsed, soundchecked, and prepared for the evening ahead. See her breathtaking photos below.  SEE THE 405 PAGE