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Listening Quest #11: Ludovico Einaudi

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by Vicki Martin | Listening Quest

I've been listening to a lot of Ludovico Einaudi (Loo-doh-VEE-koh ine-OW-dee) lately. It seems strange to say that I've recently "discovered" him when his album Divenire is on the list of top classical albums in iTunes. His music is not strictly classical, but a combination of pop and classical with a lot of minimalism. Minimalism is taking a small musical idea and repeating it - a lot, without a lot of variation. Ludovico's music does have a tendency to all sound kind of the same, but he does it well, and has made for award-winning soundtracks.

Here's a video of the song Divenire, the title track from that album, played live at Royal Albert Hall in London, England:

Extra Exploring: Here's more of Ludovico, except shorter and with a prettier video: