Monday, January 21, 2013

Ludovico Einaudi - In a Time Lapse (2013)
Maestro Einaudi returns to bring us another incredible collection of compositions, and with them to demonstrate that he is one of contemporary classical's most talented luminaries. Per usual, the pieces are gorgeous and incredibly emotional with precise and expressive piano notes as well as swelling string sections. There is a bit of experimentation on this album in terms of electronic elements and even a bass guitar on one piece, but for the most part Einaudi sticks with his winning formula. Perhaps I'm buying into the hype, but I have yet to find a modern, non-experimental classical composer whose pieces contain so much depth and are so well-written. If you are not familiar with this composer's extraordinary work then this is a great album to start with (or Divenire.) I have little doubt that this will be the classical album of the year.

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