***Note: Einaudi's "Islands - Essential Einaudi" is on sale at Amazon for six pounds cheaper than this album. For me, it is a no brainer: buy that CD, and buy the "Intouchables" film, which is epic!***
Many can play the Piano, just not like Einaudi. Ludovico is a romantic, an artist, a genius.
Einaudi manages to communicate from his Heart through his fingertips to make the beautiful instrument that is the Piano sound like this.
The other night, whilst watching the film "The Intouchables" (a must-watch!) I heard the magical sound of the Piano and saw it was Ludovico's work. When I arrived home I searched for his songs. I could not detach myself from his music, so it is entirely Ludovico's fault that i stayed up til 3am!
So far, I've only listened to about 20 of his songs, and Nuvole Bianche (White Clouds) and Una Mattina (One Morning) are the most touching songs.
I won't waste your time. Just listen to those two songs (Divenire and Earth Prelude are also fantastic!) and enjoy this Artist's amazing work. =)
ps - if you think the music is good, you'll LOVE the film!