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Ludovico Einaudi

Biography

Born: November 23, 1955; Turin, Italy  
Fans of Maurice Jarre, who composed the soundtrack for Doctor Zhivago (1965), must have greeted the 2003 TV remake of the popular film with skepticism. How could anyone, regardless of the new version's quality, match Jarre's haunting score, particularly "Lara's Theme," an unforgettable musical creation? The artist who rose to the challenge is Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, whose works include chamber and orchestral compositions, Read more music for the stage, film soundtracks, as well as a variety of multimedia works. While Einaudi's music is difficult to describe, owing to the composer's ability to create a sonic world that defies categorization, commentators have praised the engaging, atmospheric quality of his music, a quality particularly evident in compositions that capture evanescent modds and fugitive experiences. Born in Turin, Italy, Einaudi received a degree in composition from Conservatotio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, and subsequently studied with Luciano Berio. Immediately attracting international attention, Einaudi's music was performed at many distinguished venues, including the Teatro alla Scala, the Tanglewood Festival, Lincoln Center, and the UCLA Center for Performing Arts. During the 1980s, Einaudi expanded his compositional idiom, incorporating elements of popular music and art. In 1988, working with Andrea de Carlo, a well-known Italian writer, Einaudi created Time Out, a multimedia work that the ISO Dance Theatre performed in Europe, the United States, and Japan. Among Einaudi's subsequent multimedia works is the critically acclaimed Salgari, a collaborative project that included de Carlo, choreographer Daniel Ezralow, and artist Jerome Sirlin. Despite his success as a multimedia artist, Einaudi has continued cultivating more intimate forms, as exemplified by Le Onde (The Waves) (1996), a cycle of meditations for piano on life and the universe that was inspired by various literary texts, including Virginia Woolf's novel The Waves. Read less
Browse 1-17 of 17 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Einaudi: Stanze / Cecilia Chailly
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002176902 Release Date: 09/30/2014  
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Cecilia Chailly
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  • 2.
    Einaudi: Waves - The Piano Collection / Jeroen Van Veen
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9452 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Jeroen van Veen,  Sandra van Veen
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    Ludovico Einaudi: Nightbook / Hanna Devich
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72581 Release Date: 05/14/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Hanna Devich
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    Spheres / Daniel Hope
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001799902 Release Date: 03/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Paul von Westhoff,  Ludovico Einaudi,  Philip Glass,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Jacques Ammon,  Chie Peters,  Juan Lucas Aisemberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Halsey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus members,  Berlin Radio Chorus
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    Ludovico Einaudi: In A Time Lapse
    Label: Ponderosa Music & Art   Catalog: 105 Release Date: 03/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Ludovico Einaudi,  Svetlana Fomina,  Alice Costamagna,  Antonio Leofreddi  ... 
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  • 6.
    Intouchables - Original Soundtrack / Ludovico Einaudi
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 42705 Release Date: 07/17/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Various
    Performer:  Ludovico Einaudi,  Terry Callier,  George Benson,  François Cluzet  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Angelicum de Milan,  Vib Gyor,  Earth Wind & Fire
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    The Calm Of Einaudi / Christine Rayner
    Label: Attuned Heart Records   Catalog: 1 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Christine Rayner
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  • 8.
    Voyage
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 6118 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leroy Anderson,  Niccolò Paganini,  Frédéric Chopin,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Emma Johnson,  John Lenehan,  Rolf Wilson
    Conductor:  Julian Reynolds
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  • 9.
    Ludovico Einaudi: Nightbook
    Label: Ponderosa Italy   Catalog: 68 Release Date: 01/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
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  • 10.
    Whitetree - Cloudland / Einaudi, Lippok
    Label: Ponderosa Italy   Catalog: 62 Release Date: 05/12/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Ronald Lippok,  Robert Lippok,  Ludovico Einaudi
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  • 11.
    The Essential Einaudi / Jeremy Limb
    Label: Quartz Records   Catalog: 2064 Release Date: 01/13/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Jeremy Limb
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  • 12.
    Divenire / Ludovico Einaudi
    Label: Ponderosa Italy   Catalog: 35 Release Date: 06/10/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Marco Decimo,  Ludovico Einaudi
    Conductor:  Robert Ziegler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 13.
    Diario Mali / Einaudi
    Label: Ponderosa Italy   Catalog: 18 Release Date: 05/09/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Ludovico Einaudi,  Ballaké Sissoko
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  • 14.
    Ac/Dc / Sentieri Selvaggi
    Label: Cantaloupe   Catalog: 21030 Release Date: 01/10/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Gordon,  Filippo Del Corno,  Ludovico Einaudi,  Louis Andriessen  ... 
    Performer:  Paola Fre,  Thomas Schrott,  Annibale Rebaudengo,  Mirco Ghirardini  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Boccadoro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sentierri Selvaggi
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    The Classical Album 2005
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000529102 Release Date: 09/13/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Agustín Lara,  Giacomo Meyerbeer,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli,  Lorin Maazel,  Bryn Terfel,  Luciano Pavarotti  ... 
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel,  Oliviero de Fabritiis,  Nicholas Cleobury,  Sir Georg Solti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Total Classics / Pavarotti, Westenra, Terfel, Fleming, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000395202 Release Date: 02/08/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Andrew Lloyd Webber,  John Tavener,  Ludovico Einaudi,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Bryn Terfel,  Renée Fleming,  Sarah Brightman,  Ian Le Grice  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Gemignani,  Stephen Layton,  Ludovico Einaudi,  Roger Norrington  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Holst Singers,  Czech National Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 17.
    New Music Masters - Music By Reich, Pärt, Einaudi, Etc
    Label: Amiata   Catalog: 110496 Release Date: 06/24/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Steve Reich,  Ludovico Einaudi,  Arvo Pärt
    Performer:  Andrea Ceccomori
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