Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post, September 4, 2015

It’s not typically the goal of musical artists to make their audiences fall asleep. Elvis Presley and the Beatles, for example, did not wow on “Ed Sullivan” by rendering screaming teenage hordes somnolent. And Kanye West is anything but a Mr. Sandman. But all that’s mere pop music. In the world of contemporary classical composition, sending listeners to dreamland is a perfectly acceptable goal — one that leading composer Max Richter has embraced with the eight-hour “Sleep,” his new record out Friday. […read more]