Welcome back to Selections, a series of exclusive artist-curated Spotify playlists from those in the know.

British composer Max Richter is a towering figure within contemporary classical, a musician whose work straddles cinema, theatre, ballet and opera and reaches into pop and dance music.

For those new to Richter, his 2002 album Memoryhouse is a good entry point: a watershed moment that reinvigorated classical music for a new audience. But from Waltz with Bashir to The Leftovers, the Royal Ballet’s Woolf Works to his myriad collaborations, Richter’s compositions are an integral, influential part of the cultural landscape. Naturally, Richter’s exclusive Selections playlist is a wide-reaching affair, bringing together works from Richter’s peer Steve Reich, CAN, Soft Machine, Grouper and Chopin.

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