godot - 2012-12-22 Or late 20th minimalism, at any rate. Originally linked to a playlist with most/all of Richter's piece, but 73Q truncated it to just the opening salvo.
godot - 2012-12-22 Here it is: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6wSqc1bLqPB0Pw5Gr8-dgGKVYzoKww7c
A lot of it, unsurprisingly, comes off sounding like Michael Nyman, whose been doing minimalist Baroque pastiches since his 80s scores for Greenaway films.
FURY-161 - 2012-12-23 Love Richter's, love Vivaldi.
This is a brilliant synthesis - he knows when to change things radically and when to leave it be. Just a great listen.
Expect to hear this incessantly in documentaries in future...