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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: cmb13] #2663491
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Originally Posted by cmb13
How is it that this thread has 73 pages? Can anyone sum it up? (lol)


Summary: Einaudi is an amazing composer. You should listen to his music, buy his albums, play his compositions, and go to his concerts. grin

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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2663492
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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
I found that Einaudi is performing here in Costa Mesa on October 12th. I think I'm going to have to get tickets for that smile



Absolutely! I bought tickets for his NY show on October 30th six months ago because he wasn't posting any other U.S. dates, and I was nervous about missing out, but then a couple of weeks ago he goes and adds a Chicago date (where my daughter goes to school) for October 24th. Still couldn't resist the opportunity to combine a concert with a visit to my daughter--and hubby was lobbying hard for Chicago, too--so now I'm going to see Einaudi twice in one week... not that I'm complaining... laugh

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I wish I would have known sooner. Looks like a lot of the good seats are taken. I've never been to something as big as this. Maybe the other seats are OK.


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: Monica K.] #2663498
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Originally Posted by Monica K.


Summary: Einaudi is an amazing composer. You should listen to his music, buy his albums, play his compositions, and go to his concerts. grin


Best.Summary.Ever.

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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: Monica K.] #2663504
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Originally Posted by Monica K.


Summary: Einaudi is an amazing composer. You should listen to his music, buy his albums, play his compositions, and go to his concerts. grin



Thanks - I really don't have time for 73 pages! I'll just start listening! smile

I too have travelled for concerts. Love Chicago - have a great trip!


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Originally Posted by cmb13
Thanks - I really don't have time for 73 pages! I'll just start listening!


There are some absolute gems for Einaudi Discoverers tucked away in those 73 pages - worth visiting if you’re ever stuck for some inspiration/motivation/reassurance/validation/tips/guidance or just plain fun. smile


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2663636
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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
I wish I would have known sooner. Looks like a lot of the good seats are taken. I've never been to something as big as this. Maybe the other seats are OK.



Not the best seats > not going at all, times infinity!

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Originally Posted by MarieJ
Originally Posted by cmb13
Thanks - I really don't have time for 73 pages! I'll just start listening!


There are some absolute gems for Einaudi Discoverers tucked away in those 73 pages - worth visiting if you’re ever stuck for some inspiration/motivation/reassurance/validation/tips/guidance or just plain fun. smile







Very true... and I probably left out one of the most important themes of this thread in my summary: There are many Einaudi pieces that are heart-achingly beautiful yet still easy enough for a beginner to play. thumb

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Originally Posted by Monica K.
Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
I wish I would have known sooner. Looks like a lot of the good seats are taken. I've never been to something as big as this. Maybe the other seats are OK.


Not the best seats > not going at all, times infinity!



Thank you both for the heads up. I now have tickets for Seattle, Oct 7. Looking forward to my first Einaudi concert experience!
bSharpCyclist - search around for reviews or "best seats" for the venue. I found some tips on TripAdvisor that were helpful for me in choosing seats. I also found a website for the Seattle venue that would show a perspective view of the stage from my chosen section so that I could check it out. Maybe the Costa Mesa venue has some useful info online.


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2663931
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Thanks, Linda. Yes, there is a Seat Buddy page on the website. Einaudi will be at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom concert hall. I can get tickets through the web site. There are many seats left in the Orchestra section actually, but I don't know if it's better to be higher. The available seats on the floor are further back. There are some box seats above that might be better. I'll check out trip advisor and see what others have to say. I don't mind paying $100 a seat, but I don't if it's any better because it's more expensive. I think I'd rather be a little higher and look down, rather than sitting at ground level trying to look up through other people's heads. The seat layout is quite complex. Many levels.

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Hey everyone, so I may have found a violinist who will do some Einaudi piano-violin music with me. My preference would be for cello, but violin could be quite nice. I poked around YouTube and there are a lot of nice versions of I Giorni, Nuvole Bianche, and Experince, which is not a piece I knew.

So now, I need some sheet music! Amazon has an Einaudi Violin Collection which is a piano-violin score collection, so I think I'll buy that. But it only has a few pieces, and for example doesn't include I Giorni or Nuvole Bianche. Does anyone know of other options for finding piano arrangements with the violin line added in? I wonder if the violinist could work from a guitar score? I'm guessing the cello scores would be too low and maybe hard to transpose...


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Sorry, ShiroKuro, I did a bit of hunting around too, but no success. frown Musicnotes.com doesn’t look too promising - very few of the 108 Einaudi pieces listed for sale are instrumental duets, and the few that are, are for piano and cello.The Violin’s lowest note apparently is G below middle C, so these arrangements would need adapting.

Would simply raising the cello part by an octave be a way to at least start? Good luck!


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Thanks Marie, yeah I can't really find much. Which is frustrating, since there are loads of videos on YouTube that are arrangements. Are all those folks doing their own arrangements??

Did you see the Violin Collection? That's all piano-violin arrangements, and it includes Sarabande, which is just lovely. So I'll going to ask the violin gal if we can start with that one. I'll wait till I know her bettter, and have time to bribe her with cookies or something, before I ask her to arrange some piano or cello scores! grin


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: Monica K.] #2669623
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Originally Posted by Monica K.
Here's my latest Einaudi recording, if for no other reason than to bump the Einaudi thread back to the first page. It's "I Giorni," a piece I recorded on my H4 a couple of years ago but never made a video of. It's a frustrating piece to record because (as those of you who have played it know full well) the trickiest part of the piece comes at the light delicate arpeggios near the end that need to be played very softly. I don't know how many times I've gotten five minutes of a good take only to start those arpeggios and then skip a note or two in my attempt to play them pp. mad




I read through bits and pieces of this thread over the past few days. At random, I went to page 35 and found this little gem! So beautifully played, so delicate at times. I didn't notice any missed notes on this take, but I get what you're referring to and that's why I'm hesitant to record long pieces, for fear of missing something at the very end! Nice job, Monica! Thanks for the introduction to Einaudi - now if only I knew how to pronounce his name...


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Einaudi - now if only I knew how to pronounce his name...


Indeed!

I always say "eh-naw-dee" (in which "eh" is like the vowel in "egg" and "naw" rhymes with "paw"). But I have heard the first vowel pronounced with a long "i" (eye) sound... I don't think that's right, but I don't speak Italian. (Much to my Grandmother's regret...)

Well, I just checked Wikipedia, according to their IPA for Italian, I'm right, the first vowel should sound like the vowel in egg or hey, but the a+u is probably closer to the vowel sound in "sound" than "paw"...
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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2670857
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Basically all vowels are pronounced in Italian so the first syllable has a bit of an "we" sound after the "eh". It's short, but there.

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I'm working through I Giorni again now, and using more of the una corda pedal and bring out more dynamics. I think I'll play this at my teacher's recital in October.


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Casinitaly, thanks!! So the "ei" part is longer than the vowel in "egg" or "hey" -- and actually is pronounced very similarly to the "ei" sound in Japanese.

bSharp, keep us posted on your progress!

As for my piano/violin adventures, I got the Einaudi Violin Collection from Amazon, it was delivered on Thursday. It includes an online download card, so there's audio of the pieces played by piano and violin, and then also audio tracks of all the pieces with just the piano accompaniment, for the violinist to practice with. (It doesn't include just the violin part, so I'll have to practice without it!) And the scorebook itself includes all the scores as piano w/ violin line on top, and also separately each piece as just the violin score (the Cello Collection is the same way, including the download card).

So I highly recommend the Violin Collection for anyone who has a violin friend! smile

I'm hoping we can start with DNA, Dolce Droga, and Sarabande. And, if she's able to get by without the violin score, then I'll suggest Nuvole Bianche, and maybe the Earth Prelude.

We'll see how much of this music we actually get to, given that we both also happen to have jobs. whome


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Shirokuro,
As far as my limited knowledge of Japanese goes, I think that the i after the E would be similar to the i in hai.

Not very strong but definitely there. smile


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I just got back from my trip to see Einaudi in concert. heart (I posted my experience in the Einaudi Facebook group as well; my apologies for cross-listing.)

The concert was amazing. The "Essential Einaudi" tour has a lot of overlap with the Elements tour, but it also included more of his pieces from earlier albums... the concert lasted well over two glorious hours! One difference is that this show did not include the background video/lighting effects that the Elements tour did; instead, there was subtle spotlight color effects throughout and strobe lights on "Newton's Cradle." I continue to be amazed at how Einaudi introduces different arrangements of the pieces from show to show. The arrangement for "Experience," for example, differed in noticeable ways from how he played it in the Elements tour and on the iTunes festival video. (Don't ask me which is "better"; they're all sublime!) I don't know if I could name a single highlight of the concert, though the version of "Four Dimensions" with its extended intro and outro left me with goosebumps. Other treats included hearing the ensemble perform "Elegy for the Arctic" and "Fuori dal Mondo," neither of which I had ever heard live. Truly a tremendous show.

The setlist, as best as I can remember, was:

Petricor
The Tower
Elements
Newton’s Cradle
Four Dimensions

Solo interlude: Berlin song
In un altra vita
Nuvole bianche
Una Mattina

Back with ensemble:

Divenire
Eros
Nightbook
Elegy for the Arctic
Numbers
Experience

Encores: Fuori dal Mondo
Choros

I may have forgotten or confused one or more of these or gotten them out of order. I'm pretty sure there was another piece in the solo interlude but danged if I can remember what it was. I was, I will confess, surprised by the omission of “Night,” (it was on the setlist for a show he played just a couple of weeks ago), but one could argue they’d be there all night if they truly played ALL the essential tracks! laugh

And here is where I have to confess that when the standing ovation died down and we were getting ready to sit down for the encore, I pulled one of those obnoxious audience stunts and called out loudly “We love you!!,” much to the embarrassment of my 21 year old daughter. wink But one of the musicians smiled and called back “Thank you!” so it was all good. thumb

In an embarrassment of riches, I get to look forward to seeing the "Essential Einaudi" show again next week at his sold-out show in New York. If I had known at the time that he was going to perform in Chicago (much closer, and my husband and I got to see my college student daughter), I wouldn't have booked the New York trip, but since the airfare and hotel for New York were nonrefundable, well, I might as well go, right? laugh I'll be curious to see if the show changes much, if at all.

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Who's Einaudi??

Just kidding - sounds like you had a great time! I wonder if he's coming to FL?


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Monica, thanks for the concert report, sounds just wonderful!!

I am currently working on Reste Con Me with my new violin-friend, she transposed the cello part for violin! Yay! Which is funny because I bought that Einaudi Violin Collection and we're not playing anything from it.... but that's ok, we will eventually smile


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Hello everybody!

After being forced away from the piano for a while, i want to pick a piece i would love to learn and play just for my self!.
When i was away from the piano, i started to listen a lot to Ludovico Einaudi, and it was one piece that hit me,
and that was "Una Mattina".

How would you rate that piece for a beginner/intermediate who have not been playing for a year.
Are there other pieces from Ludovico Einaudi that would be wise for me to listen and practice on instead?

I just moved on to a new house, and about to finnish setting up my new music room, so really looking forward to learn a new piece.
Just a bit unsure if it's abit over my skill level.


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Originally Posted by Monica K.
Originally Posted by cmb13
How is it that this thread has 73 pages? Can anyone sum it up? (lol)


Summary: Einaudi is an amazing composer. You should listen to his music, buy his albums, play his compositions, and go to his concerts. grin


Great summary and accurate. I started streaming the "Classical Piano" channel on Amazon and fairly often when I hear something I liked it is Einaudi. So now I listen to his music and seeing him live would be fantastic.


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Originally Posted by PianoBoenna
Hello everybody!

After being forced away from the piano for a while, i want to pick a piece i would love to learn and play just for my self!.
When i was away from the piano, i started to listen a lot to Ludovico Einaudi, and it was one piece that hit me,
and that was "Una Mattina".

How would you rate that piece for a beginner/intermediate who have not been playing for a year.
Are there other pieces from Ludovico Einaudi that would be wise for me to listen and practice on instead?

I just moved on to a new house, and about to finnish setting up my new music room, so really looking forward to learn a new piece.
Just a bit unsure if it's abit over my skill level.


Only one way to find out for sure... and that's to try it! "Una Mattina" is a bit different from Einaudi's usual pieces... much of the time you're only hitting one note with your left hand. But there's a lot of repetition, so if you're able to get the basic rhythm and melodic themes down, it's not too bad. The sheet music *looks* more intimidating than the piece actually is, but it definitely helps if you're familiar with how it's supposed to sound.

As for other possibilities, I like "Nuvole Bianche" as a beautiful piece that's not too technically challenging.

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Thank you Monica smile

I managed to play through half the piece yesterday, so i should be able to play it half descent within a month i guess smile

"Nuvole Bianche" is another beautiful one i agree! Hmm, maybe i should do that one as a side piece! I dont have to much practice time, so have to control my self a bit i think smile


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I think I got Nuvole Bianche under my fingers. Hoping to do it for next month's recital. There are parts where I still need to look at the sheet. Einaudi is tricky. There are some subtle differences in the repeats.

Here is a new recording I did of I Giorni, on a Yamaha AvantGrand N2.

SoundCloud - I Giorni


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Nice one B sharp, good dynamics.

Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
. Einaudi is tricky.


In many ways and more ways than one I would say, very easy with all the repeats and big stretches it can be a real test of technique, of course, that is, do NOT over stretch. Often it is not too hard to produce the desired sound, but hard to minimise tension if you got smaller hands, but use the correct gestures to get the desired sound, something often overlooked with Einaudi I suspect with beginners. I see it often with players on youtube playing Einaudi, they are given their hands/fingers far too hard a time, mostly fingers, but little rotation and centring.

Anyway, I never heard it mentioned here about him anyway, but something I realised more and more over time, and why I would not advise him to early beginners too soon ... if someone asked me. If they do, pick the pieces carefully, the man has large hands and makes it look easy at times, because many things are not even a stretch for him.

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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
Here is a new recording I did of I Giorni, on a Yamaha AvantGrand N2.

SoundCloud - I Giorni


I really enjoyed your recording, and I'm looking forward to hearing your 'Nuvole Bianche' soon. Well done!


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