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Hey Monica. Tricky question to say which is my favourite albums since they all have some exceptional pieces. I have listened to "Divenire" and "I Giorni" more than the others so would have to say they're my favourites at the moment although that may change the more I listen to the others:)
I think the orchestration really adds to the "Divenire" tracks but I also like the simplicity (although not sure that's strictly the right word) of the solitary piano in the "I Giorni" tracks.
I just placed my order for the "best of" book. I was wondering where I could locate a list of places his music has been used. I tried IMDB for movie soundtracks but struck out. The Olympic commercial brought tears to my eyes.
I can't wait for my book to arrive.
'63 Mason & Hamlin Model A
Working on: Chopin - Waltz in A Minor / Einaudi - I Giorni / Mozart - Sonata in C / Bach - Two Part Invention No. 1
Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
LizAnne, I've Island Book too. The book has this pieces: -Ancora -Andare -Berlin Song -Dietro Casa -Divenire -Fairytale -High Heels -I Giorni -Indaco -Lady Labyrinth -Le Onde -L'Origine Nascosta -Love is a Mystery -Monday -Nefeli -Nightbook -Nuvole Bianche -Primavera -The Earth Prelude
The best way to choose one piece is studying it before starting to play it. Take a careful read of each one and you'll understand how difficult/easy it is for you.
In my case, I started playing 3 of them in this order, with constant progress: 1st - Nefeli 2nd - Monday (ABF Recital #24 submission) 3rd - Indaco (ABF Recital #26 submission)
Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
Originally Posted By: Oongawa
Maybe just a tad OT here... I just placed my order for the "best of" book. I was wondering where I could locate a list of places his music has been used. I tried IMDB for movie soundtracks but struck out. The Olympic commercial brought tears to my eyes. I can't wait for my book to arrive. thanks!
hi Oongawa, This book has 37 pieces that covers a wide range of styles. For sure some of them were used in several ocasions (events, commercials, movies, and so on).
Take a look of this list which show the use of Einaudi pieces: Film and television scores 1988: Treno di panna (Director: Andrea De Carlo) 1994: Da qualche parte in città (Director: Michele Sordillo) 1996: Acquario (Director: Michele Sordillo) 1998: Aprile (Director: Nanni Moretti) 1998: Giorni dispari (Director: Dominick Tambasco) 1999: Fuori dal mondo (Director: Giuseppe Piccioni) 2000: La vita altrui (Director: Michele Sordillo) 2000: Un delitto impossibile (Director: Antonio Luigi Grimaldi) 2001: Le parole di mio padre (Director: Francesca Comencini) 2001: Alexandria (Director: Maria Iliou) 2002: Luce dei miei occhi (Director: Giuseppe Piccioni) – Italian music award for best film score 2002: Doctor Zhivago (TV mini-series, Director: Giacomo Campiotti) 2004: Sotto falso nome (Director: Roberto Andò) – Prize for the best film music at Avignon Film Festival 2004 2004: Mission: Saturn 2006: This Is England (Director: Shane Meadows) 2010: This Is England '86 (Director: Shane Meadows) 2010: Stargate Universe – Pathogen 2010: Sangandaan – Landas ng Buhay 2010: I'm Still Here (Director: Casey Affleck) 2010: Das Ende ist mein Anfang - German film 2010: Black Swan (Director: Darren Aronofosky) (Trailer) 2011: Elena - Mysterio ng Kahapon 2011: BBC - background music to minute of silence for recent racing deaths before Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India (October 30) 2011: This Is England '88 (Director: Shane Meadows) 2011: Intouchables - (Director: Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano) 2012: J. Edgar - (Director: Clint Eastwood) 2012: Derek (Pilot episode) - (Director: Ricky Gervais) 2012: Procter & Gamble commercial for the Olympics 2012 (excerpt of "Divenire") Numerous episodes of the BBC's Top Gear Year of creation unknown: National Basketball Association (NBA) of America, Where Will Amazing Happen This Year (Magic Johnson Sky Hook)
Christmas for me will really be arriving on January 21, which is when Einaudi's newest album, In A Time Lapse, is released. But if you're like me and can hardly wait, here's an article about it that includes a link to the title track. It's beautiful. Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait...
You can listen to a sample (usually about 1 minute or more) of each of 20 potential 'songs' from the pre-release listing of Time Lapse on iTunes. It also says if you purchase the album (on iTunes) you will receive a digital eBook extra. Have to wait for January 21st. My birthday is early Feb
I agree, Carlos; that arrangement is breathtaking. I'm going to check out the whole album, because I like a lot of the composers mentioned on it (Richter, Part, etc.).
p.s. I have had the same problem with trying to use the embedded feature. Somebody, I forget who, told me to try putting merely the mixed up letters and numbers part of the YouTube tag, and that works like a charm.
In other words, rather than copying and pasting the entire URL when prompted, simply enter 'QmV6dyEi430' (without the single quotes). I don't understand why/how that works, but it does for me.
ooh ooh ooh. Einaudi just posted a concert date in the U.S. for this spring, hopefully one of many: May 21 in Washington D.C. I guess I'll wait and see if something a little closer to KY gets scheduled.
Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
I think this time Einaudi chose a more classical path then in other albuns. I use to call him a "new-classic" composer (a mix between new-age and classical), but this time I identify sounds more from the classic side. I think it's natural: a composer evolves over time based on their life experiences.