13 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ludovico Einaudi’s Taranta Project takes its name from the Italian for “tarantula”—the spider whose venomous bite has long been synonymous with the feverish folk music and dance of southeastern Italy. Known for his meditative and often cinematic compositions, the celebrated pianist/composer has captured the exuberance and cosmopolitan energy of tarantismo here, combining elements of African, Middle Eastern and European musical traditions with stunning clarity. The gorgeous “Fimmene” features intoxicating rhythms and hypnotic vocal performances from Alessia Tondo and Enza Pagliara, while “Preludio/Nar I-Seher” finds Einaudi’s piano making way for an unforgettable weave of kora, kemenche and darbuka. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ludovico Einaudi’s Taranta Project takes its name from the Italian for “tarantula”—the spider whose venomous bite has long been synonymous with the feverish folk music and dance of southeastern Italy. Known for his meditative and often cinematic compositions, the celebrated pianist/composer has captured the exuberance and cosmopolitan energy of tarantismo here, combining elements of African, Middle Eastern and European musical traditions with stunning clarity. The gorgeous “Fimmene” features intoxicating rhythms and hypnotic vocal performances from Alessia Tondo and Enza Pagliara, while “Preludio/Nar I-Seher” finds Einaudi’s piano making way for an unforgettable weave of kora, kemenche and darbuka. 

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