Einaudi shares his musical inspiration

2 May 2013, 14:47 | Updated: 2 May 2013, 14:50

From Bach to Stravinsky, electronic music, and folk tunes, Einaudi reveals the inspiration behind his latest compositions in an interview with Margherita Taylor

There aren't many classical composers who can boast of performing their music in a night club. But Ludovico Einaudi has never been one to stick to convention - his latest album, In a Time Lapse, broke the mould when it sold more digital copies than physical.

In this charming interview with Smooth Classics presenter Margherita Taylor, he explained why his music is equally well-suited to a classical club night and a concert hall, and gives an insight into his wide-ranging music tastes - from Bach to Bartók.

"I like to listen to different music, not focused on something that is in one box," he said. "Once there's something good and inspiring to me, it can come from everywhere - folk music, electronic music, classical music. I grew up like that."

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