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Sleeping Dogs Lie 26feb10: Ludovico Einaudi

The music of the composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi has been described as minimalist, classical, ambient, contemporary and deeply touching. Einaudi’s name has become synonymous with contemporary classical style. This new album, Una Mattina, features Ludovico Einaudi on solo piano and includes several haunting tracks with piano and cello.

After many years working as a composer of scores and then working in pure classical music, this album is Einaudi’s mostprogressive work to date. It takes lyrical influence from non-typical and pop related topics and this is melded with Einaudi’s contemporary classical sound.

Ludovico Einaudi (born 23 November 1955 in Turin) is a modern-day Italian composer and pianist particularly noted for the use of developing melodious phrases in his piano compositions.

He began his musical training at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, gaining a diploma in composition. Later, he studied with Luciano Berio. In 1982, he gained a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival. He currently resides on a vineyard in the Italian region of Piemonte.

Although Einaudi would prefer not to be labeled as any particular type of composer, he is generally considered a Minimalist.

“In general I don’t like definitions, but ‘Minimalist’ is a term that means elegance and openness, so I would prefer to be called a Minimalist than something else.”, Einaudi

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