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Max Richter details new album inspired by the work of Virginia Woolf / The Line of Best Fit

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Max Richter has detailed a new "three-part" record featuring music by the works of Virginia Woolf to be released next month. The record puts to disc part of Richter's longer score for Woolf Works, an acclaimed ballet based around the life and works of the influential English writer. The ballet, which premiered in 2015 to rapturous applause, is choreographed by Wayne McGregor, who Richter has collaborated with on a few previous occasions.

Woolf Works is constructed around the themes of three of Woolf's books - Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and The Waves - and includes "fragments from her letters, diaries, and other writings... woven into the work, with spoken words from Gillian Anderson, Sarah Sutcliffe, and even Virginia Woolf's own voice, reading the essay Craftsmanship from a 1937 BBC recording."

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