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Max Richter - Vivaldi Recomposed makes lifehacker's 'best music for 2019'

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Half of the Lifehacker staff can't work with music on. The other half needs it. Here's what we listened to this year while working on Lifehacker. 

Composer, musician, producer, remixer and collaborator extraordinaire, Max Richter Deutsche Grammophon recording; Vivaldi Recomposed, is Richter's unique reworking of The Four Seasons for violin, chamber orchestra and moog synthesizer. The package includes remixes, and an exclusive performance film featuring the composer and violinist Daniel Hope, shot in East Berlin in late 2013. There are also five newly-composed electronic soundscapes, dubbed "shadows," by Richter, which were constructed for a live performance of the work.   The Remixes include Spring 1 – Max Richter Remix, Summer 3 – Robot Koch Remix, Autumn 3 – Fear of Tigers Remix and Winter 3 – NYPC Remix. 

lifehacker staff writer Nick Douglas wrote of Richter's "recomposition" of Vivaldi's Four Seasons; "complex and a little sad, which also makes it perfect if you're reading Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell."

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