I have an enduring fascination for the Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi's solo piano compositions which the artist performs.
The elements that comprise the fascination are: elegance, refinement, purity, and eclecticism which collectively represent a distillate of beauty.
The two disc compilation - eight tracks in the first disc and thirteen tracks in the second including the two encores - with respect to track, rendition, and sound quality is nothing less than stellar.
One does not even have the notion that this is a live performance - apparently because the audience is completely still being spellbound - until the completion of the eighth track in the first disc - 'Bella notte' - when a thundering applause ensues.
The same is true until the completion of the ninth track in the second disc - 'Questa notte' - and a new thundering applause; then follow two tracks in the first encore and similarly a thundering applause at the conclusion of the second track - 'Lady Jane'; then a second and final encore with two additional tracks and a similar thundering applause at the conclusion of the second and final track - 'Le onde'.
Listen to the two disc compilation and transpose yourself to another level of aesthetic experience and eclecticism.
A two disc compilation to genuinely treasure in your collection.
Very pleasant music as you would expect from Einaudi. Just be aware that the relatively little text on the CD cover is in Italian only, so doesn't impart much information to the non-Italian reader. But then perhaps you only wanted to listen to the music .............
Would have been handy to have some background info on the event (which is why I don't purchase download files.....)
This album appears to be enjoying a revival at the moment and I first heard 'I Giorni' today. 'I due fuimi' is just as good. This is on a par with The Most Relaxing Classical Album in the World...Ever! if you want some easy-listening classical music. I think that I will look for the sheet music for this as well.
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La Scala is an incredible album! Anyone who loves the sound of the piano an beautiful music this is a must! Einaudi's music is by far my favourite. It makes me cry and smile listening to it. I definatly recomend this album. I saw him play in London earlier this year... Incredible. Einaudi is God: Fact.