Einaudi on chart success and vinyl records

3 February 2013, 18:55

Sharing his thoughts on classical music in a digital age, music on vinyl, and on composers imitating his trademark style, Einaudi celebrated his chart success this week by chatting with John Brunning.

It's not only Einaudi's unique music that's shaking up the classical world, it's the way audiences are listening to it. His latest album, In a Time Lapse, shot to the top of the classical chart this week after selling more digital copies than physical - a first for a classical album.

In celebration of his chart success, John Brunning caught up with the Italian composer-pianist who shared the inspiration behind the album. Even in spite of his digital popularity, Einaudi revealed a surprising fondness for a slightly older musical medium:

"Everyone is listening to music in a different way, and I think this is going to be the new situation. If they keep the quality of the new recordings at a high standard, it's fine for me," he said. "I think there is an interesting space coming back for vinyls. In a way vinyl is a completely different sound, it's very warm, and I love the way you can have a look at the artwork in a different way."

Listen to the interview with Ludovico Einaudi