The Blue Notebooks

Label
DG
Release date
29 Apr 2014
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
47:10

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks 1:20 78,397
2 Louisa Fuller - On The Nature Of Daylight 6:12 1,149
3 Max Richter - Horizon Variations 1:52 94,774
4 Max Richter - Shadow Journal 8:24 83,968
5 Max Richter - Iconography 3:39 93,885
6 Max Richter - Vladimir's Blues 1:18 90,522
7 Max Richter - Arboretum 2:53 77,567
8 Max Richter - Old Song 2:11 75,030
9 Max Richter - Organum 3:13 77,749
10 Max Richter - The Trees 7:53 56,443
11 Max Richter - Written on the Sky 1:40 101,170
12 Max Richter Orchestra - On The Nature Of Daylight 6:35 20

About this album

All tracks written and produced by Max Richter. Texts from “Hymn of the Perl” and “Unattainable Earth” by Czeslaw Milosz and “The Blue Octavio Notebooks” by Franz Kafka, translated by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins (Cambridge, MA: Exact Change, 1991). Recorded at Eastcote by Philip Bagnel and Hear No Evil Studios by Steve Parr. Mastered by Mandy Parnell at the Exchange.

Artist credits:
Max Richter: piano
Louisa Fuller: violin
Natalia Bonner: violin
John Metcalf: viola

Philip Sheppard: cello
Chris Worsey: cello
Tilda Swindon: Reader

CD photography by Paul Spencer and layout by Alex Torrance.
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  • ohji331

    Great album....

    21 Aug 10:08am Reply
  • eden__hell

    Love this ♥

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Daniel_Green

    AMAZING!

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • CrossProduct

    It doesn't get much better than this. After almost 8 years of listening I am still not tired of it.

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • superika01

    kolosāli!

    31 Jul 2011 Reply
  • emc1023

    make me think about the beauty of life and how precious it is just like this album

    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • leafwork

    Absolutely gorgeous album. <3

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • jelly-jellyfish

    very beautiful, mesmerizing music

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • Stormfaust

    @currybag Only "On The Nature Of Daylights" was used in Shutter Island, I think. Altered versions of Shadow Journal and Iconography/Organum were used in Waltz With Bashir. Richter did the entire soundtrack for that (excellent) film. You should check it out.

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • begily

    pretty much perfect, not one track feels out of place.

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Kimpaz

    The beauty

    24 Nov 2010 Reply
  • zonalGman92

    Haven't heard such a good typewriter solo(on Shadow journal) since Eno's 'China my China' 1974 invention on 'Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)' But seriously, this is such beautiful work as many have expressed. However there is no word to express this beauty. :-)

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Rachyaar

    such an incredible album :)) and agree with everyone... a masterpiece

    11 Aug 2010 Reply
  • yourdavey

    listen and listen and listen its all there

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • psychothriller

    amazing album...so haunting

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Gebrechlich

    One of the few things that makes me feel like I'm somewhere where I really feel home

    19 Apr 2010 Reply
  • elchingolense

    ;_;

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • currybag

    They used it as a soundtrack in Shutter Island!!

    22 Feb 2010 Reply
  • garrettzuleger

    my favorite modern classical album. So beautiful. It would make a great movie soundtrack.

    22 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Jojo-kun

    Max Richter+Kafka=Melancholy².

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
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