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Live Stream / Max Richter: Sleep

Reflektor Max Richter & Yulia Mahr

This concert has already taken place!
This concert has already taken place!

All the colours of sleep

Max Richter’s »Sleep« broke two Guinness World Records when it aired on BBC Radio 3: the longest work ever broadcast and the longest ever live radio broadcast. As prelude to the Reflektor weekend »Sleep« has been broadcast as an online only live stream from the Elbphilharmonie, it was available until 4 January 2022.

With his eight-hour composition in 2015, Max Richter issued an invitation to pause and consciously experience peace – and that before meditation and mindfulness had become mainstream. Shortly after the start of the pandemic, on the Easter weekend of 2020, the BBC and the European Broadcasting Union brought the project to hundreds of thousands of radio listeners in 15 countries via a global broadcast.


American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Ben Russell violin
Laura Lutzke violin
Caleb Burhans viola
Clarice Jensen violoncello
Emily Brausa violoncello

Grace Davidson soprano

Max Richter piano, live electronics

Florian Kiehl set design

Jasper Techel director of photography

Onn Halpern creative director

Liel Simon director


Max Richter


Reflektor Max Richter & Yulia Mahr

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e. V.

From the Mediatheque : Videos, Podcasts, Articles

Elbphilharmonie Talk with Max Richter

An interview with the world-famous composer.

Wanderer between the worlds

Max Richter’s music electrifies classical-music lovers and pop fans alike. Together with his partner Yulia Mahr, he is putting on a long »Reflektor« weekend at the Elbphilharmonie.

Max Richter: Sleep

In a monumental, eight-hour live stream from the Elbphilharmonie, the artist presents his own personal lullaby and accompanies the listener through the cycles of sleep. Available until 4.1.2022

The Stream Team

The Elbphilharmonie is regularly transformed into a digital concert hall. Meet the team!