Nightbook

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi describes his album Nightbook in this way: "A night-time landscape. A garden faintly visible under the dull glow of the night sky. A few stars dotting the darkness above, shadows of the trees all around. Light shining from a window behind me. What I can see is familiar, but it seems alien at the same time. It's like a dream -- anything may happen." Although such language may sound like it has little if anything to do with music, it communicates the mood of this album as well as can be done with words. Consisting of chamber works for various combinations of classical and modern instruments violin, viola, cello, live ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi describes his album Nightbook in this way: "A night-time landscape. A garden faintly visible under the dull glow of the night sky. A few stars dotting the darkness above, shadows of the trees all around. Light shining from a window behind me. What I can see is familiar, but it seems alien at the same time. It's like a dream -- anything may happen." Although such language may sound like it has little if anything to do with music, it communicates the mood of this album as well as can be done with words. Consisting of chamber works for various combinations of classical and modern instruments violin, viola, cello, live electronics, vibraphone, frame drums, electric bass, acoustic guitar, etc., Nightbook succeeds most fully when it embraces that mood of shadowy mystery: pieces like "The Snow Prelude N. 2" and the almost pointillistic "The Planets" use spacious arrangements and relatively minimal melodic foundations to create deceptively simple-sounding soundscapes of ravishing beauty. When Einaudi tries to rock out, the results are a bit shakier: "Lady Labyrinth" suffers from blocky rhythms and a simplistic, rather than simple, chord progression -- it ends up sounding like your uncle the piano professor trying to identify with the younger generation's music. The vast majority of these pieces are spectacularly lovely, though, even as they gently deceive the listener with surface simplicity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2009
  • Label: Decca Import
  • UPC: 028947636397
  • Catalog Number: 4763639
  • Sales rank: 82,167

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Principio (2:51)
  2. 2 Lady Labyrinth (5:30)
  3. 3 Nightbook (5:50)
  4. 4 Indaco (5:21)
  5. 5 The Snow Prelude N. 15 (4:29)
  6. 6 Eros (5:37)
  7. 7 The Crane Dance (3:04)
  8. 8 The Snow Prelude N. 2 (4:09)
  9. 9 The Tower (4:41)
  10. 10 Rêverie (4:40)
  11. 11 Bye Bye Mon Amour (7:37)
  12. 12 The Planets (16:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ludovico Einaudi Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass, Celeste, Electric Piano, Cembalo, Tubular Bells
Robert Lippok Bass Drums, electronics
Ronald Lippok Percussion
Marco Decimo Cello
Alberto Martini Violin
Harald Kündgen Vibes
Laura Riccardi Violin
Antonio Leofreddi Viola
Mauro Durante Frame Drum
Technical Credits
Stefano Barzan Mastering
Ludovico Einaudi Arranger, Composer, Producer, Cover Photo
Tobias Lehmann Engineer
Christian Bader Engineer
Tom Russbüldt Pro-Tools
Melo Fiorito Cover Photo
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  • Posted February 5, 2012

    Must feel and listen - heavenly.....

    Ludovico Einaudi is a genius. Having first heard his music on Hearts of Space, it opened my mind and my heart making me want to search for more. It is transforming and absolutely exquisite!

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