Sort of dreamy

For those of us who are occasionally beset by sleep issues, here’s a possible musical solution:

British composer Max Richter spent about two years writing and recording a piece of music which, if it’s successful, few people will hear in full. It’s a composition called Sleep and it runs eight hours long — the perfect length for a good night’s rest.

This is not actually a segment therefrom, but it’s very much in the same spirit:

Difficulty, at least for me: I own no device designed to play for eight hours straight, though apparently it’s streamable through Global Classics. There are also one-hour versions on CD and, um, vinyl. And really, I wouldn’t expect anything less from Max Richter, who once rewrote Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and got Deutsche Grammophon to record it.

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