"It takes a certain amount of chutzpah, or a solid reserve of confidence at least, to even think about tinkering with Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, a piece of classical music most people could whistle on demand.
Max Richter has thought about it. In fact he has been thinking about it for a long while. So when the classical record label Deutsche Grammophon approached him to reimagine the piece for its 'Recomposed' series, Richter didn't have to think twice.
'Yeah, it was actually something that I had been wanting to do for ages,' says Richter from his Berlin studio. 'When I told Deutsche Grammophon this was the piece I wanted to take on, they gave me this kind of puzzled look. But they said ok.'"