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8 May 2020, 00:01
The legendary Italian pianist and composer has released a beautiful new album, recorded in isolation.
Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi is sharing 12 new recordings with the world, all recorded at home on his own upright piano in one evening during Italy’s lockdown.
Einaudi decided to record his 12 Songs From Home, out digitally on 8 May, after being forced to postpone his tour due to coronavirus cancellations.
The composer explained: “I recorded 12 Songs From Home between March and April 2020 during the peak of Italy’s lockdown. In March I started to play live concerts regularly on social media.
“Switching on my phone to connect for 30-40 minutes with the world has been a beautiful and intimate alternative to the spring tour that I regrettably had to postpone. This new release is the memory of those home live concerts, my memory of this time, the memory of a strange and new atmosphere that we won’t forget.”
The special set of pieces, all recorded on Einaudi’s own iPhone, features some of his best-known works including 2004’s ‘Nuvole Bianche’, ‘Ascent’ from his mammoth Seven Days Walking project last year and ‘Elegy for the Arctic’, released in 2018 to highlight Greenpeace’s climate change campaign.
1. A Sense of Symmetry
3. Berlin Song
4. Tu Sei
5. Elegy for the Arctic
8. Nuvole Bianche
9. Le Onde
10. High Heels
11. The Earth Prelude