• In Conversation: Ludovico Einaudi


    “I wanted to do something more interactive and free,” Ludovico Einaudi admits, his voice dipping into the silky smoothness of its twangy Italian baritone.

    Slouched on a soft green velvet sofa in Italy, I find myself surrounded by brick walls, vibrant plants and antique furniture. The floor is covered with old-fashioned stoned tiles, displaying a blend of deep homely browns, matched with a patterned vintage red rug. Sat across from me is the ground-breaking classical composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi. Born and bred in Italy, his music is most recognised through its influence from nature and use in films, advertisements and documentaries.

    To say his music is cinematic is all too obvious and Einaudi’s ability to create intricate and emotive musical narratives is a rare gift to be admired. His skill to write masterfully poignant and heart-rending pieces of entirely immersive music, is achieved so effortlessly.

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  • Classic Music for a Modern Age: Ludovico Einaudi


    I’ve talked to Ludovico Einaudi, the Italian pianist and composer whose particular cinematic, ethereal style of music has won him an audience of millions and made him the world’s most streamed classical artist, but whose claim to be part of the genre has made traditionalists see red.

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  • Ludovico Einaudi, a Classical Artist for the YouTube Age

    The New York Times

    The Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi, 61, is one of the world’s most-streamed classical artists, with more followers on Spotify (about 740,000) than Mozart (680,000). His music, by turns minimal and lush, incorporates an array of influences from Bach to rock to West African kora music. While sold-out audiences across Europe find something sublime in his searching style, some classical critics disagree — like Ben Beaumont-Thomas of The Guardian, who says it’s nothing more than the “dashed-off poignancy of an Instagrammed sunset.”

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    Review: Ludovico Einaudi at Bristol's Colston Hall

    You may think that you don't know who Ludovico Einaudi is but you would most likely be mistaken. Having composed scores multiple times for film and television since the late 80's, Einaudi's music has reached millions.

    Outside of this, his own works consistently land at the top of the classical charts the world over meaning it is no surprise that Colston Hall is borderline sold out.

    Einaudi brings with him not only a well accomplished band of five talented musicians to perform his brand of minimalist, neoclassical composures but also a vivid visual presentation that, when combined, creates an emphatic performance that is a treat to the senses. The use of lighting and abstract visuals projected on screen perfectly matches the tone of the music.
    Of the music itself, Einaudi has a penchant for creating a narrative within his composures. Each piece builds gradually, with additional instruments being added and removed as the mood shifts until it climaxes in a crescendo that makes it is difficult to ignore the emotion pouring out of every note.

    Whilst Einaudi remains at his piano for the duration of the performance, his accompanying musicians wield a vast array of instruments and are proficient in all of them. This is yet another element to the visual spectacle of the performance. As each instrument is introduced it adds another layer to the piece and it is easy for the audience to visually identify where the sound is coming from and understand how it compliments the layers already in place.

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    Classical superstar Ludovico Einaudi: I'm inspired by Eminem

    He has been the soundtrack to everything from The X-Factor to This Is England. Iggy Pop, Ricky Gervais and Nicki Minaj love him. And his concerts are packed with young fans. Meet Ludovico Einaudi

    If you haven’t heard the music of Ludovico Einaudi, then it’s probably because you don’t know it’s by Ludovico Einaudi. For years, his muted piano music has been stealthily soundtracking TV shows and adverts, seeping into our collective consciousness while the mild-mannered Italian behind it stayed out of the limelight. In fact, read up on Einaudi and he can seem less a composer and more a head-spinning bundle of stats, each one testifying to a reach far beyond that of most of his classical peers.

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    Seine Musik öffnet Türen und lässt Räume entstehen.

    Mit seinem Album "Elements" vertont Ludovico Einaudi die Welt. Von der Geburt der Materie bis zum Wachsen des Grases. Krimiautor Bernhard Aichner erzählt, wie der Pianist ihm die Feder führt.

    Ludovico Einaudi spielt am 15. Dezember 2015 ab 21.30 Uhr im Rahmen der "Yellow Lounge" in der Berliner Musikbrauerei (Greifswalder Straße 23A, Eintritt: sieben Euro). Die "Welt" streamt sein Konzert exklusiv live.

    Am Ende meines Romans steht eine Danksagung. Neben den Namen von Freunden und Menschen, die mir bei der Recherche geholfen haben, steht da auch der Name eines Musikers. Ludovico Einaudi. Er hat mit mir die letzten beiden Romane geschrieben, er war dabei, ganz nah, auf jeder Seite des Textes finden sich Spuren von ihm. Seit drei Jahren höre ich ihm zu, all seine Alben immer wieder, Zeile für Zeile seine Musik. Sie grundiert das Papier, auf dem ich schreibe.

    Ich setze meinen Kopfhörer auf und tauche ab. Im Zug auf Lesereise, im Café, irgendwo in der Natur, alles, was ich schreibe, ist begleitet von seinen Klängen. Es macht etwas mit mir, diese Musik lässt Räume entstehen, Stimmungen. Ludovico Einaudi entführt mich, er öffnet Türen, hinter denen alles möglich ist. Da ist dann nur die Musik und ich, die Figuren, die ich schreibe, denen ich Leben einhauche, Szenen, zu denen er die Filmmusik liefert. So als wäre sie für mich gemacht. Für meine Leser. Für uns alle....

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  • Berliner Morgenpost Review

    Ludovico Einaudi komponiert auf dem Weingut der Familie.

    Ludovico Einaudis Musik hat schon jeder gehört, aber kaum einer kennt den Menschen dahinter. Eine überraschende Begegnung.

    Mit der linken Hand dirigiert er sein Fünf-Mann-Ensemble, mit der rechten schlägt er vorsichtig kleine Tonfolgen auf dem Klavier an. Erst ganz behutsam, dann immer lauter, immer schneller. Ein Crescendo, das das Herz schneller schlagen lässt, dazu Violine, Cello, Percussion, und plötzlich in Stille mündet. Dann lächelt Ludovico Einaudi, dreht sich halb zum Publikum um und schiebt seine runde Nickelbrille wieder hoch. "Ist das nicht schön?", sagt der Komponist und Pianist später im Gespräch über diesen Moment. Lärm neben Stille. So, wie in dem französischen Film "Ziemlich beste Freunde", für den er den Soundtrack komponierte. Aus Freude an der Geschichte, wie er sagt, aber wohl eher aus Spaß an den zwei gegensätzlichen Charakteren, die irgendwie zusammenfinden.

    Flucht aus der eigenen Familie

    Ludovico Einaudi (60) ist selbst ein Mann voller Gegensätze. Seine Musik hat wohl jeder im Ohr, aber kaum einer kennt den Menschen dahinter. Er wirkt offen und zugleich ungreifbar. Vielleicht gehört es zu seiner Lebensgeschichte. Bereits als 18-Jähriger zieht es Ludovico Einaudi von einem Extrem ins andere. Er will weg von den Eltern, weg von den Großeltern. Raus aus dem großen Schatten seiner Familie: Sein Großvater Luigi ist der zweite Staatspräsident Italiens, sein Vater Giulio ein populärer Verleger, der mit Literaturgrößen wie Primo Levi und Italo Calvino zusammenarbeitet.....

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    Fra i pochi capaci di contaminare il proprio lavoro con influenze di tutto il mondo, il pianista sarà alla "città della musica". Tre giorni di dialogo tra artisti, addetti e pubblico per rilanciare il settore

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    Ludovico Einaudi has become the first classical pianist to reach the top 15 in the UK album charts.
    The Italian composer's new album, Elements, debuted at number 12 this week – overtaking established acts such as Taylor Swift and Scouting For Girls..

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    Ludovico Einaudi is a force to be reckoned with. Just today he made chart history by being the first artist to take all top 10 single positions in the iTunes classical chart. He also happens to be the most streamed classical composer globally, a fact that must be partly attributed to the prolific use of his music in film and advertising.

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    This is a real special night on many levels. Not only does this very night mark the return of the classical maestro Ludovico Einaudi in support of his new album ‘In A Time Lapse’, but this is also a first for us..

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    Ludovico Einaudi - Barbican Centre, London

    The sounds and musical creations of Ludovico Einaudi may not be familiar to everyone, but whether it’s “the music off that advert you saw” or the poignant soundtrack to a film like This Is England, this master’s work has permeated far beyond the realm of classical music...

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