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Re: Ludovico Einaudi
NancyM333 #2641371 05/08/17 12:18 PM
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Hello LordVicious! Welcome to the Einaudi thread (assuming this is your first post here, forgive me if I'm mistaken).

Ok, first, I haven't played Berlin Song or Primavera but I have the Islands score book. And I've played I Giorni, Nuvole Bianche (as well as a few others), so I've played a fair amount of Einaudi pieces and I think recently I'm getting a lot better at judging the level of a piece from the score and choosing what to work on based on that. So hopefully my comments will be helpful to you.

Looking at the score for Berlin Song and comparing it to Primavera, if I were choosing for myself I would start with the assumption that Primavera will be easier -- even though there's more going on with the melody etc. and the tempo is much faster. I often find it hard to control my dynamics and phrasing the way I'd like when it's a bunch of repeated block chords like in Berlin Song. Whereas in Primavera, it's all single notes (ok, not all, but any time there's movement, it's all single notes).

Primavera might be harder to work up initially and to get going, but I would guess (again, just from looking at the score) that it would be the easier one to polish after getting it into the fingers.

Hmmm, now I'm thinking I want to start working on Primavera... smile

IIRC Monica has played Primavera, so maybe she'll share her thoughts.

Also, you mentioned you have to choose by Thursday, is that a lesson? If so, why know ask your teacher's advice? (If not, please disregard!)

Keep us posted about what you choose and how you get on! smile


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Re: Ludovico Einaudi
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I’ve tinkered with both (only at the preliminary stage) and on that basis I’d agree with ShiroKuro - at the moment Primavera does seem easier to me.

But keep in mind that Einaudi’s scores can be deceptive. When it comes to polishing, I’ve found that some of his apparently simplest pieces are the ones that have given me the most trouble. smile





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It's hard to choose the "next one".
My advice is to choose the one you feel more connected and then try to figure if you can handle it. In some cases I've waited plenty of time (weeks, months, years) till my technical level was good enough to do a decent job (Le Onde, Two Tress, Nightbook, Divenire...).
So, there isn't a unique answer. It depends on your skills and love with a theme. The important is not to give up.
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I've played both Primavera and Berlin Song. I'd say Primavera is easier, *especially* if you're not fussy about tempo and don't care if you can't play it as fast as Einaudi does. laugh The notes themselves are not that difficult; it's getting it up to speed that's challenging. Berlin Song has a different set of challenges, as Shiro pointed out--I personally find playing legato chords difficult without it all getting mushy. (Actually, pretty much everything I play gets all mushy, ha!)

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Hello

Tnx a lot for the advices. I was very happy because i found people (you) that talk about things that you have already try. These comments and opinions gives me power to work on it.

My teacher dislikes Ludo so... i am learning Chopin with him but at home i play ludo on my own smile .

Finally i will start with Primavera. I like more Berlin Song but do not want to try something out of my possibilities if i have Primavera that is ok too. Step by step.

I received my new CLP645 yesterday and my new Sennheiser HD 599 headphones today so... many new things on my side to test and investigate.

What a days...

Tnx again & all the best

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Oh, i forgot to mention... that i have tickets to see Ludo on madrid next September : )

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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


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How is it that this thread has 73 pages? Can anyone sum it up? (lol)


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


It has 10 years worth of posts, haha. I certainly haven't read them all.


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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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