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A new take on Einaudi favourites - performed on the harp. John Suchet's Album of the Week, 12 May 2014.
The Korean-born Dutch harpist Lavinia Meijer is one of the rising stars on the classical circuit.
Her new album Passaggio is a collection of compositions by contemporary Classic FM favourite Ludovico Einaudi. Lavinia has met the Italian composer twice and he encouraged her to work on his pieces, reportedly approving of her renditions of such popular pieces as Divenire, Passaggio, I Giorni, Nuvole Bianche, Mattina and others.
This album came in at No.14 in Classic FM's Album of the Year 2014. See the full chart here >
The harp is perfectly suited for Einaudi's hypnotic and relaxing compositions, and Lavinia's performance brings out all the richness of the instrument and the music itself.