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Album Review

One of those composers whose name you might not be instantly familiar with, but whose music you certainly will be, Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi has been captivating audiences for the best part of two decades with his beautifully delicate and minimal arrangements, many of which have gone on to become soundtrack staples for everything from costume dramas to TV adverts to Hollywood films. Celebrating his increasingly popular output, Islands: Essential Einaudi compiles the Milan Conservatory graduate's most recognizable pieces, with material from his first solo piano record, Le Onde ("Questa Notte"), right up to 2009's synth-based Nightbook (the gothic cello-led title track), alongside a brand new composition, "The Earth Prelude." There are also two of his contributions to the small screen, "Fairytale," whose simple melodies reflect the elegance of the 2002 Keira Knightley ITV adaptation of Doctor Zhivago it appeared in, and the suitably haunting "Berlin Song," which soundtracked Shane Meadows' unflinching kitchen sink drama, This Is England '86. The bombastic symphonies of "Primavera" and the warm subtle strings of the ubiquitous "Divenire," both collaborations with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, show Einaudi is just as capable of producing a more expansive sound, but his trademark, ambient ivory-tinkling is much more powerful when it's left to its own devices, as on the lilting "Passagio," the gorgeously melancholic "Dietro Casa," and the effortlessly soothing "I Giorni," the title track from his 2001 breakthrough which recently and belatedly entered the U.K. Top 40 following Radio1 DJ Greg James' championing it as the ultimate therapeutic track to unwind to. Einaudi's signature sound may be a little too sedate for those who like their neo-classical music a little more rousing, but Islands' ability to stir up emotions with just a few chords shows that his works are far from easy listening fodder. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Veel ruis!

Erg mooi album! Heerlijk, maar als ik echt wil genieten en hem hard afspeelt heb ik echt veel ruis en tikken over de speakers. Speakers waar het over gaat zijn erg hoogwaardige luidsprekers. Hebben andere hier ook last van?

Wel erg mooi album!!

Mooi maar matige geluidskwaliteit

Het album Islands van Einaudi kocht in december 2012 en ik was er erg blij mee. Het is een sterk album met hele goede werken!
Later toen ik recensies begon te lezen, merkte ik op dat er iemand last van ruis had (Job s). Ik heb meteen gecheckt of hier bij mij ook sprake van was en inderdaad...Er is een vreemde ruis op de achtergrond hoorbaar, vrijwel gedurende het hele album, welke vooral erg storend is bij rustige nummers en pauzes. Ik heb het probleem gelijk gemeld bij iTunes. Er wordt nu naar het album en de geluidskwaliteit gekeken en ik heb mijn tegoed terug gekregen. (Goede service)
Ik raad iedereen dus aan om dit probleem na te gaan bij zijn/haar aangeschafte product, want het was niet de kwaliteit die ik gewend ben van iTunes en het is zonde, want het is verder een prachtig album! Hopelijk/Misschien is het probleem inmiddels hersteld/gecorrigeerd bij nieuwe downloads, maar ik wilde het bestaan ervan graag (nogmaals) delen.


Als je houd van Einaudi,Cacciapaglia of Allevi, dan koop je dit album, echt een topper!


Born: 23 November 1955 in Turin, Italy

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi was born in Turin, November 23, 1955. His mother, also a pianist, would play for him as a young child, planting the seeds for what would become a fruitful, illustrious career. Einaudi studied under Luciano Berio at the Conservatory of Milan, graduating with a diploma in composition. In 1982 his talents would win him a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival. The experience opened Einaudi's ears to new ideas like minimalism, world music influences, and aspects...
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