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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2016520
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I was browsing the Naxos streaming site yesterday (a great resource, which you can often get free access to, as I do, through your public library membership) and came across this CD

http://www.quartzmusic.com/cddetail.php?cat_number=QTZ2064

It's a 2-CD set of pieces by Einaudi played by pianist Jeremy Limb (and others, for the 'cello parts on titles from 'Una Mattina' and so on). It's rather good, and at £4.99 for the download, it's pretty good value. I haven't come across any commercial recordings by other pianists of Einaudi's music before, although I have heard many of similar composers like Philip Glass (which I almost always prefer to Glass himself playing).

I had a browse of the Quartz site and see that they also have an album of Michael Nyman's piano music, played by Ksenia Bashmet.

http://www.quartzmusic.com/cddetail.php?cat_number=QTZ2069

I listened to this on Naxos and it is also excellent. I prefer many of the performances to Nyman himself playing on his 'Piano Sings' CD.

It's interesting that the Amazon (UK) reviews of the Einaudi/Limb CD seem to be quite polarized - some people giving it very negative reviews because it isn't Einaudi, and they feel it's some sort of con-trick, with others recognizing that Einaudi is a composer and that anyone is free to interpret his pieces. I guess this highlights Einaudi's ambiguous status somewhere between classical composer and superstar recording artist.



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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2016532
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I didn't knew Jeremy Limb so I listened all the tracks. I paid special attention to "Monday" and "Dolce Droga" which are pieces that I've been playing since a while

As a listener I understand those negative comments you refer in Amazon. I think Jeremy is a little "heavy" on his interpretation and sometimes he can't play with the well known "Einaudi-flow". Do you understand what I mean?

But, who I am to criticize?

Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: CarlosCC] #2016538
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Originally Posted by CarlosCC
As a listener I understand those negative comments you refer in Amazon. I think Jeremy is a little "heavy" on his interpretation and sometimes he can't play with the well known "Einaudi-flow". Do you understand what I mean?

I do see what you mean, although I quite like many of his interpretations and it is interesting to hear a different approach.

I decided to look on Naxos for any other Einaudi interpretations, and found this album

http://cantaloupemusic.com/album.php?catno=030

There is one piece on here ("The Apple Tree") written by Einuadi for a small ensemble of piano, wind and strings. If you can find a way to listen to this, do. If you didn't know it was written by Einaudi you would never guess it. It has a much denser texture, more complex and angular than you would ever expect from him.

Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2016540
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I'm collection from the internet (facebook, newsletters, etc) some free complete tracks form the new album. I decided to share them with you.

01. Ludovico Einaudi - Corale.mp3
12. Ludovico Einaudi - Experience.mp3
13. Ludovico Einaudi - Underwood.mp3

Take a look:
https://www.box.com/s/0x4ctppeto8gyo20mtnb/1/593878508


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: CarlosCC] #2016544
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Thanks for posting these. I'm looking forward to the sheet music being published - "Corale" in particular sounds like a piece I would love to learn.

Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: KeemaNan] #2016547
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Originally Posted by KeemaNan
Thanks for posting these. I'm looking forward to the sheet music being published - "Corale" in particular sounds like a piece I would love to learn.


Normally books are published with the pieces of the albums of Ludovico. Let's hope this time they do the same thumb


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: KeemaNan] #2016604
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Originally Posted by KeemaNan
Originally Posted by CarlosCC
As a listener I understand those negative comments you refer in Amazon. I think Jeremy is a little "heavy" on his interpretation and sometimes he can't play with the well known "Einaudi-flow". Do you understand what I mean?

I do see what you mean, although I quite like many of his interpretations and it is interesting to hear a different approach.

I decided to look on Naxos for any other Einaudi interpretations, and found this album

http://cantaloupemusic.com/album.php?catno=030

There is one piece on here ("The Apple Tree") written by Einuadi for a small ensemble of piano, wind and strings. If you can find a way to listen to this, do. If you didn't know it was written by Einaudi you would never guess it. It has a much denser texture, more complex and angular than you would ever expect from him.


And what to say about this???? laugh



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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2017263
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Ludovico Einaudi: In a Time Lapse, live from home

http://www.youtube.com/ludovicoeinaudi


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2017341
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A cat! Love it. Music too.

Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2017388
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Dear Ludovico Einaudi, two words "spiral book"...

Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2017419
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To see whenever you want:

On Saturday the 19th of January at 9pm, I will play for you live from home for one hour alone with my piano some of the music from my new album In a Time Lapse - Ludovico Einaudi

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4ImZTkeCHgA[/video]


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2017455
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Ok, I recorded the pieces that Ludo played at home. I had no time to hear them all so I do not know if they are all OK, but I decided to share them with you.

https://www.box.com/s/hn4238inku6rnpy2eov9

Enjoy!


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2017894
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I was tied up at a tournament with my daughter all day yesterday, but I'm listening to the home concert right now, along with having a spirited chat with Euan as to whether "In a Time Lapse" might be Einaudi's best album to date. The music is incredible. "Waterways" blew me away with all those super deep bass notes. "Two Trees" was lovely. And I'm only halfway through the concert...

Euan pointed out that the iTunes release of the album has five bonus tracks... so even though I pre-ordered the CD, I'm going to get the iTunes version tomorrow.

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Can someone put names to the track numbers downloaded by Carlo? I will be able to I expect once I have the album.

BTW I often prefer just the piano music without the strings.

Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: spanishbuddha] #2018251
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Originally Posted by spanishbuddha
Can someone put names to the track numbers downloaded by Carlo? I will be able to I expect once I have the album.

BTW I often prefer just the piano music without the strings.


There's a gap between my track list numbers and the "real" pieces. I need to split track #5, track #10 and track #11. I'll do it later... sorry about that.

Track#1 Walk
Track#2 Discovery At Night
Track#3 Two Trees
Track#4 Life
Track#5 Brothers (04:03) + Orbit (03:22)
Track#6 Corale Solo
Track#7 Waterways
Track#8 Ronald's Dream
Track#9 Bever
Track#10 Newton´s Cradle (05:02) + Time Lapse (05:33)
Track#11 ?? (02:11) + Experience (04:45) + Underwood (03:40)+ Burning


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2018427
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Thanks Carlos. I had spotted the join between Newton's Cradle and Time Lapse in track 10, but not the others.

Agree with Monica, Waterways and Two Trees are very good. In fact there is only one I don't like, Newton's Cradle ( maybe it will grow on me), a couple I'm neutral about at the moment, but the majority are a delight.

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In a Time Lapse, live from home
Now, all the 16 pieces are available in MP3 format, with the correct names.
Enjoy!

https://www.box.com/s/hn4238inku6rnpy2eov9


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333] #2018520
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I was less than wild about Newton's Cradle, too, but the album version is much better, because Einaudi adds some wild strings that gives it a lot of energy. "Experience" is stunning, too.

Thanks so much, Carlos, for all that work. It will help to have the solo piano versions to listen to when he releases the sheet music. thumb

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Here below you can find the first dates of "In Time Lapse Tour".
I already bought tickets for March 22!!!

Italy
February 1st, Cagli (PU) Teatro delle Muse
February 2nd, Trento Auditorium Santa Chiara
February 4th, Verona Teatro Filarmonico
February 5th, Bologna -Teatro Duse
February 6th, Genova - Teatro Carlo Felice
February 9th, Parma - Teatro Regio
February 11th, Torino - Teatro Regio
February 12th, Milano - Teatro degli Arcimboldi (sold out)
February 13th, Roma - Auditorium Parco della Musica
February 15th, Firenze - Teatro Verdi
February 16th, Ancona Teatro delle Muse
February18th, Bari Teatro Petruzzelli

Germany
February 26th, Munich, Philarmonie
February 27th, Karlsruhe, Stadthalle
March 1st Dusseldorf, Tonhalle (sold out)
March 2nd, Frankfurt, Alte Oper (sold out)
March 3th, Leipzig, Gevendhaus (sold out)
March 4th, Nuremberg Meinstersingerhalle (sold out)
March 5th, Bremen Glocke (sold out)
March 6th, Hamburg Laiszhalle (sold out)
April 4th, Berlin Tempodrom (sold out)

Austria
April 11th, Wiener Konzerthaus (sold out)

Netherlands
March 9th, Eindhoven Music Halle endhoven Frits (sold out)
March 10th, Amsterdam Royal Theatre Carre (sold out)
March 11th, Groningen Music Centre De Oosterpoort (sold out)

Belgium
March 12th, Bruxelles, Palais de Beaux-Arts
March 13th, Anvers De Roma (sold out)

Spain
March 19th, Madrid Teatro Circo Prince
March 21th, Barcelona Palau de la Musica

Portugal
March 22nd, Lisboa Centro Cultural de Bélem
March 23rd Porto, Casa de Musica

France
March 18th, Paris L'Olympia

March 25th, Lille Theatre Sebastopole
March 26, Nantes Cite des Congres
March 27th, Clermont Ferrand Zenit d'Auvergne
March 28th, Lyon L'Amphitheatre Cite Internationale

United Kingdom
April 13th, Bristol Colston Hall
April 14th, Birmingham Symphony Hall
April 15th, Liverpool Philarmonie Hall
April 16th, Edimburgh Usher Hall
April 17th, Gateshead The Sage Gateshead
April 19th, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
April 20th, Basingstoke Anvil
April 21st, Cambridge
April 22nd, London Barbican Hall (sold out)
April 23th, London Barbican Hall (sold out)
April 24th, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
April 25th, Brighton Dome

Canada
May 16th, Montreal Salle Pierre Mercure
May 25th, Vancouver Chan Center tickets)

USA
May 21st, Washington DC Warner Theater
May 22nd, Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance
May 28th, Boulder - Colorado
June 1st, San Francisco The Warfield


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Look at all those sold out dates! wow

I am nervously waiting for more U.S. dates to be added. The closest (so far) for me would be Chicago, but that falls smack dab in the middle of finals week for my kids. What kind of mother abandons her kids during finals week to go to a concert?!? (Maybe this one, but I'm hoping another city gets added that would work better for me...)

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