Ludovico Einaudi

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Ludovico Einaudi Profile

Ludovico Einaudi (born 23 November 1955 in Turin) is a modern-day Italian composer and pianist particularly noted for the use of developing melodious phrases in his piano compositions. He began his musical training at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, gaining a diploma in composition. Later, he studied with Luciano Berio.

In 1982, he gained a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival. He currently resides on a vineyard in the Italian region of Piemonte. Although Einaudi would prefer not to be labeled as any particular type of composer, he is generally considered a Minimalist. In general I don’t like definitions, but [ Minimalist ] is a term that means elegance and openness, so I would prefer to be called a Minimalist than something else. Einaudi Ludovic Einaudi has been widely promoted by ClassicFM.

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If the acclaimed classical composer Ludovico Einaudi ever had a weakness in his studio releases, it would have to be that some of his minimalist pieces bordered on dullness. Einaudi’s precise manipulation of rhythm and dynamics lends his melodically repetitive pieces their dynamism; consequently, some of his more subdued pieces, beyond their cursory beauty, add little to the album. Eliminating these understated pieces completely, In a Time Lapse instead focuses on driving dynamics, prominent violins, and underlying percussion to create Einaudi’s most purposeful work yet.

It may surprise some to find violin at the forefront at sections of a pianist’s record. Playing its own voicing, the violin supports the voice of Einaudi’s exacting piano melody, giving In a Time Lapse an almost Baroque-era feel without forcing Einaudi to sacrifice the right hand melody and left hand figured bass dynamic that he has perfected.The magnificent ‘Run’ begins with a minimalist, higher-register melody, which, backed by strings, continues gorgeously yet slightly ominously until the three minute mark, at which point the previously hissing violin takes the lead. Einaudi’s piano as support is absolutely perfect in helping to create perhaps Einaudi’s most momentous and pressing music yet. ‘Life’ draws in the listener with a glockenspiel introduction and then adds in piano before finally throwing a lead violin melody over these elements. The repetitive, crackling violin line about 2:45 fades into a tense landscape comprised of layers of string and a lead piano melody, which satisfyingly resolve into a glockenspiel-driven ending,

The increased focus on violin isn’t the only method by which Einaudi captivates the listener. The atmospheric ‘Orbit’ exhibits macabre circling arpeggios supported by unnerving xylophone and chilling violin to create Einaudi’s most frighteningly enthralling piece ever. Likewise, the backing percussion and morbid synthesizer of ‘Newton’s Cradle’ accelerate the song forward, with piano once again taking a backseat except for a brief respite about four and a half minutes in. In contrast, ‘Waterways,’ an atmospheric piece, contains layers of strings, each a tributary flowing into a river of sound, the piano the underlying current that drives the song forward into a waterfall of emotions. Reminiscent of a piece off Divenire, ‘Experience’ sees piano and violin complementing each other as they alternate building to a huge climax with the faintest trace of percussion underneath.

In a Time Lapse finishes with the absolutely regal ‘Burning,’ which wordlessly describes beauty in destruction with the same grace and poignancy found in literary masterpieces like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. It’s fitting that the album closes with this piano-driven track, the virtuoso returning to what made him famous. Einaudi has been self-described as a minimalist with pop leanings, but ‘Burning’ illustrates Einaudi transcending such a label. No longer do small snippets of Einaudi do his music justice; the natural crescendos and decrescendos, the accelerandos and the ritardandos, lend themselves to a fuller experience, one better suited for soundtracks than the latest NBA commercial. At the least, In a Time Lapse is a release that will undoubtedly solidify Einaudi’s place as one of the greatest pianists and composers of our era.

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Ludovico Einaudi - In A Time Lapse Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - In A Time Lapse (Special Edition) [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2013 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01. Corale 02. Time Lapse 03. Life 04. Walk 05. Discovery at Night 06. Run 07. Brothers 08. Orbits 09. Two Trees 10. Newton's Cradle 11. Waterways 12. Experience 13. Underwood 14. Burning 15. Bever 16. The Dark Bank of Clouds 17. Sarabande 18. Ronald's Dream 19. Corale Solo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - In A Time Lapse (Special Edition) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Island [ * * * * * ] Release Date -2011 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] TRACKLIST [ ISLAND DISC ONE ] 01. I Giorni 02. The Earth Prelude – New Track 03. Le Onde 04. Nightbook 05. Divenire 06. Dietro Casa 07. Fairytale 08. Nuvole Bianche 09. Passagio 10. Primavera 11. Nefeli 12. Questa Notte 13. Berlin Song 14. Melodia Africana III TRACKLIST [ ISLAND DISC TWO ] 01. High Heels – New Track 02. White Night 03. L'Origine Nascosta 04. Love Is A Mystery 05. Monday 06. Lady Labyrinth - New Remix 07. Solo 08. An0cora 09. Andare 10. Eros - New Remix 11. Indaco 12. Fly 13. Oltremare -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Island [ Disc 1 & 2 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Salgari [ * * * * * ] Release Date - ??? Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist salgari - 01. prologo salgari - 02. jungla i salgari - 03. jungla ii salgari - 04. realtà i salgari - 05. viaggio i salgari - 06. interludio i salgari - 07. jungla iii salgari - 08. viaggio ii salgari - 09. jungla iv salgari - 10. interludio ii salgari - 11. jungla v salgari - 12. jungla vi salgari - 13. jungla vii salgari - 14. interludio iii salgari - 15. viaggio iii salgari - 16. jungla viii-realtà ii salgari - 17. finale -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Salgari -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Alexandria [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2001 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 - Alexandria 02 - Nina 03 - Una Storia D'Amore 04 - La Prima Bicicletta 05 - Canzone Africana I 06 - I Campi Di Cotone 07 - La Gelosia 08 - La Seconda Bicicletta 09 - Una Storia D'Amore II 10 - L'Incubo Di Elena 11 - L'Angoscia 12 - La Terza Bicicletta 13 - Una Storia D'Amore III 14 - L'Incontro 15 - Canzone Africana II 16 - I Campi Di Cotone II (Titoli Di Coda) 17 - Voi Che Sapete (Le Nozze Di Figaro) (W.A. Mozart) 18 - Be Mine Tonight 19 - Domino I (J. Plante, D. Raye, L. Ferrari) 20 - Si Tu Vois Ma Mere (J. Broussolle, S. Bechet) 21 - Maohma Xopoy 22 - Preludes (Op.28 v.4) (F. Chopin) 23 - Je Vais Vivre (Romeo At Juliette) (C. Gounod) 24 - Tarantella 25 - Voi Che Sapete II (Le Nozze Di Figaro) (W.A. Mozart) 26 - Preludes (Op.28 v.4) (F. Chopin) 27 - Raspa 28 - Domino II (J. Plante, D. Raye, L. Ferrari) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Alexandria -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Luce Dei Miei Occhi Release Date - 2001 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 - segni di vita 02 - una bella giornata 03 - bitter - me'shell ndegeocello 04 - zone 05 - al di la del vetro 06 - come me - ustmamo 07 - i colori caldi della terra 08 - estudiantina - esther borya 09 - luce dei miei occhi 10 - il viaggiatore 11 - la engañadora - ruben gonzale 12 - altri planeti 13 - maybe one day - snoozy 14 - lontano da casa 15 - il fiume -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Luce Dei Miei Occhi -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Le Parole Di Mio Padre Release Date - 2003 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 - le parole di mio padre 02 - il vero amore 03 - il terzo atto 04 - la stanza 05 - come in amore 06 - le case storte 07 - lo specchio 08 - la casa 09 - sguardi 10 - zeno 11 - questo profumo 12 - in cammino 13 - aquella notte 14 - nevicava 15 - le parole di mio padre -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Le Parole Di Mio Padre -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Sotto Falso Nome Release Date - 2004 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 Nei varchi di luce 6:21 02 La Piscina 2:43 03 On 4:31 04 Come ombre 2:06 05 Sotto falso nome 3:58 06 La casa nel bosco 1:31 07 Uno strano destino 3:51 08 Cache-cache 3:50 09 Memory 4:25 10 Il mio segreto 6:03 11 Lo scambio 1:41 12 La visita 4:02 13 Ever 3:26 14 Histoire sans nom 3:55 15 Soltanto un ricordo 2:15 16 Il viaggio d'inverno 4:12 17 Nell'incanto 2:09 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Sotto Falso Nome -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Echoes: The Einaudi Collection [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2003 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist Ludovico Einaudi - 01 - The Waves (Le Onde) Ludovico Einaudi - 02 - African Melody III (Melodia Africana III) Ludovico Einaudi - 03 - Out of the Night (Fuori dalla Notte) Ludovico Einaudi - 04 - The Days (I Giorni) Ludovico Einaudi - 05 - The Dark Line (La Linea Scura) Ludovico Einaudi - 06 - Eden Roc Ludovico Einaudi - 07 - Nefeli Ludovico Einaudi - 08 - Tonight (Questa Notte) Ludovico Einaudi - 09 - Two Sunsets (Due Tramonti) Ludovico Einaudi - 10 - Calm (Calmo) Ludovico Einaudi - 11 - Passage (Passaggio) Ludovico Einaudi - 12 - Beautiful Night (Bella Notte) Ludovico Einaudi - 13 - Odd Days (Giorni Dispari) Ludovico Einaudi - 14 - Limbo Ludovico Einaudi - 15 - Behind The Window (Al di la del Vetro) Ludovico Einaudi - 16 - White Night Ludovico Einaudi - 17 - Cadenza -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Echoes: The Einaudi Collection -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Time Out Release Date - 1998 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 - Prima 02 - Andante 03 - Rapido 04 - Immobile 05 - Adagio 06 - Presto 07 - Lento 08 - Moderato 09 - Teso 10 - Implacabile 11 - Fondo 12 - Sospeso 13 - Calmo 14 - Finale I 15 - Dopo 16 - Finale II -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Time Out -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - La Scala: Concert (03.03.03) Release Date - 2003 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 1.1 Melodia Africana 2:30 1.2 I Due Fiumi 6:08 1.3 In Un’altra Vita 6:54 1.4 Stella Del Mattino 2:32 1.5 I Giorni 6:23 1.6 Limbo 5:38 1.7 La Nascita Delle Cose Segrete 4:39 1.8 Bella Notte 5:57 2.1 Fuori Dalla Notte 5:01 2.2 Al Di La Del Vetro 5:00 2.3 White Night 3:01 2.4 La Linea Scura 5:07 2.5 Giorni Dispari 5:52 2.6 Passaggio 5:52 2.7 Nefeli 4:27 2.8 Password 4:50 2.9 Questa Notte 5:54 2.10 Julia 4:53 2.11 Lady Jane 3:54 2.12 Fuori Dai Mondo 5:24 2.13 Le Onde 6:39 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - La Scala: Concert (03.03.03) ~ [ Disc 1 & 2 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi & Ballaké Sissoko Album - Diario Mali Release Date - 2005 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 Laissez moi en paix 4:02 02 Entre nous 9:32 03 Soutoukou 7:17 04 Chanson d'amour 8:11 05 Chameaux 5:04 06 Ma mère 6:03 07 A l'ombre 8:24 08 Niger blues 5:38 09 Mali sajio 8:00 10 Dessert dans le désert 5:49 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi & Ballaké Sissoko - Diario Mali -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Le Onde Release Date - 1996 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 Conzone popolare (1500 c.a) 02 Le onde 03 Lontano 04 Ombre 05 La linea scura 06 Tracce 07 Questa notte 08 Sotto vento 09 Dietro l'incanto 10 Onde corte 11 La profondità del buio 12 Passaggio 13 L'ultima volta -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Le Onde -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Stanze Release Date - 1997 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Contemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 Notte 4:22 02 Calore 3:40 03 Moto 2:25 04 Calmo 4:33 05 Vega 4:34 06 Onda 4:02 07 Contatti 3:15 08 Respiro 4:00 09 Lento 3:49 10 Attesa 3:29 11 Cadenza 3:10 12 Orbite 3:21 13 Moto perpetuo 2:34 14 Cerchio 1:53 15 Ritorno 2:24 16 Notte 4:16 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Stanze -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Fuori dal mondo Release Date - 1998 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Cntemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 Fuori dal mondo 5:22 02 Viaggio 2 6:26 03 Passaggio 5:47 04 Interludio 1 3:43 05 Promessa 2:18 06 Rockabilly Roadhouse 2:55 07 Interludio 3 4:00 08 Fuori dalla notte 4:59 09 Cadenza 2:03 10 Alta pressione 3:33 11 Moto perpetuo 2:33 12 Day Dreaming 1:30 13 Distacco 2:08 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Fuori dal mondo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Eden Roc Release Date - 1999 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Cntemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 Yerevan 02 Eden Roc 03 Fuori Dalla Notte 04 Due Tramonti 05 Nefeli 06 Odessa 07 Ultimi Fuochi 08 Giorni Dispari 09 Julia 10 Fuori Dal Mondo 11 Ultimi Fuochi II 12 Un mondo a parte 13 Password 14 Yerevan II 15 Exit -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Eden Roc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - I Giorni Release Date - 2001 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Cntemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 Melodia Africana I 2:17 02 I Due Fiumi 4:21 03 In Un'Altra Vita 5:20 04 Melodia Africana II 2:07 05 Stella Del Mattino 2:13 06 I Giorni 5:59 07 Samba 4:14 08 Melodia Africana III 4:19 09 La Nascite Delle Cose Segrete 4:23 10 Quel Che Resta 4:22 11 Inizio 3:27 12 Limbo 4:28 13 Bella Notte 5:14 14 Canzone Africana IV 7:32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - I Giorni -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Una Mattina Release Date - 2004 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Cntemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 Una Mattina 3:26 02 Ora 7:57 03 Resta Con Me 4:57 04 Leo 5:10 05 A Fuoco 4:32 06 Dolce Droga 3:38 07 Dietro Casa 3:53 08 Come Un Fiore 4:28 09 DNA 3:43 10 Nuvole Nere 5:04 11 Questo Volta 4:35 12 Nuvole Bianche 5:57 13 Ancora 12:09 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Una Mattina -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Divenire Release Date - 2007 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Cntemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 Uno 3:47 02 Divenire 6:42 03 Monday 5:55 04 Andare 6:57 05 Rose 4:16 06 Primavera 7:22 07 Oltremare 11:00 08 L'Origine Nascosta 3:11 09 In Volo 4:38 10 Ascolta 4:48 11 Ritornare 8:52 12 Svanire 7:28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ludovico Einaudi Album - Nightbook Release Date - 2009 Genre - Contemporary, Classical, Piano, Cntemporary-classic, Minimalist [ GENIUS ] Tracklist 01 In Principio 02 Lady Labyrinth 03 Nightbook 04 Indaco 05 The Snow Prelude N.15 06 Eros 07 The Crane Dance 08 The Snow Prelude N.2 09 The Tower 10 Reverie 11 Bye Bye Mon Amour 12 The Planets -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi - Nightbook -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Irena Havlová & Vojtěch Havel ~ Aki Takahashi ~ Yann Tiersen ~ Bosques De Mi Mente ~ Gurdjieff / Tsabropoulos -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ludovico Einaudi

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