Islands contains the best of composer Ludovico Einaudi's works, such as I Giorni, Nuvole Bianche and Primavera, compiled for the first time into a single collection for solo Piano. Also included here are two brand new tracks, The Earth Prelude and High Heels, as well as two remixed versions of Lady Labyrinth and Eros.
Einaudi is renowned for bringing classical music back into the mainstream, with his compositions for piano and other instruments with piano accompaniment, including some electronic influences in his later work. Albums like Una Mattina, Divenire and In A Time Lapse have become hugely popular, and this collection features the cream of these stunningly atmospheric works arranged for solo Piano. These pieces would suit a player who has progressed beyond the beginner stages, but you needn't be a pro to master Einaudi, whose middle name is simplicity.
Einaudi has garnered critical acclaim throughout the world for his emotionally arresting and powerful compositions that have been used in films like 'Doctor Zhivago' and Television shows like Ricky Gervais' 'Derek'. This is testament to his versatility as a composer, able to conjure a number of moods with his characteristic style of beautiful Piano composition.
This Essential Einaudi is the most accurate transcription of his incredible Piano compositions available. Check out the sample images to the left to see for yourself. Also, if you would like to hear/watch samples of Einaudi's brilliant work, just see the links below to sample audio and visual content.
Ludovico Einaudi: Islands - Essential Einaudi reviews verified by reevoo
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Scores 9.5 out of 10based on 32 reviews
10 out of 10
Everything is perfect.
08 June 2017
22 June 2017
9 out of 10
This is quite different from the music I generally play, and I find it satisfying to tackle. it needs to be played at a good speed to make the most of the refrain that may not be obvious if played slowly.
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21 February 2017
07 March 2017
8 out of 10
Good quality manuscript.
As others have mentioned it would be better if it had a spiral binding so that the pages laid flat for ease of use.
03 January 2017
22 January 2017
Gut spielbare Musik zum relaxen. Zur Entspannung für Körper und Seele, einfach atmosphärische-Mischung aus new age und minimal music. Von geübten Laien gut spielbar. Anonymous
- (77815 Bühl, Germany)
These pieces are all unique and individual. They can fill hours of a players time and are perfect for playing in concerts and performances. An excellent buy! Anonymous
- (Kettering, United Kingdom)
Fantastic. just finished grade 2 and able to have a go at bits of this and loving it. Looking forward to learning more and more as I improve. Anonymous
- (Guildford, United Kingdom)
Disappointed that three pieces are repeated in this book from his edition "The Piano Collection Volume 1" but, despite this, as usual this is a good selection of music and a joy to play.
- (Leigh, United Kingdom)
Love it! So easy and relaxing to play, even for the intermediate level pianist, and yet so beautiful! Anonymous
- (London, United Kingdom)
Suoer Heft, die Jugendlichen lieben es. Gute aufmachung, aber nicht ganz billig. Anonymous
- (Grosshansdorf, Germany)
I love the music in this book. It is very calm and relaxing. At first it was a challenge to play but once learnt the pieces in this book are wonderful. Anonymous
- (Gravesend, United Kingdom)
Just right for competent but not Grade 8 pianists. The music itself is often repetitive, but can have a hypnotic effect. Well-produced book, except for the usual business of making it stay open. Anonymous
- (Newport, Isle of Wight)
Excellent! Great for background music and relaxing to play. Anonymous
- (Crewe, United Kingdom)
Wonderful arrangements, extremely similar to the CD. Recommended. Anonymous
- (Newry, United Kingdom)
Ich finde die Zusammenstellung der einzelnen Stücke einfach grandios! Die Abwechslung von ruhigen, besinnlichen und schnellen, "aufregenden"(im positiven Sinn) Stücken ist einfach fantastisch!!! Die Lieder sind auch nicht all zu schwer gesetzt, hören sich aber wunderbar an sodass man schon nach ein paar mal Üben deutliche Fortschritte hören kann!
Dieses Songbook eignet sich sowohl für Jung und Alt, für Anfänger und "Profi"!!! Anonymous
- (Wackersdorf, Germany)
Absolutely Amazing pieces. Lovely to play and relax to. A mix of challenging and easier pieces so is great for any non-beginner pianist. Great change from exam pieces and very uplifting when you feel down and need a boost. Would reccommend this book and any Einaudi piece to any pianist that ever comes up to me. absolutely brilliant! Cant get enough of it Anonymous
- (United Kingdom)
Great! The arrangements are very similar to the actual recordings which is good as some books aren't. I'm about to do grade 4 and it's not hard. A great buy and fantastic music! Anonymous
Awesome, love it! Really relaxing to play Anonymous
An amazing quality book filled with some of the most emotional pieces written and music accessible for most pianists Anonymous
- (Lancaster, United Kingdom)
schon die Werbung bei musicroom mit den Musikhörbeispielen war sehr anregend. Dann kam das Heft (ich besorgte noch die passende CD dazu) und war erstaunt, wie gut sich hier die Lieder des Hefts einüben lassen, sehr eingängig, sehr schöne und interessante Lieder. Ich war so begeistert, dass ich es gleich ein weiteres Heft kaufte, um es Freunden zu schenken. Es war für mich einen schöne neue Entdeckung, wie man schöne Pianolieder einmal anders spielen kann Anonymous
- (74889 Sinsheim, Germany)
Very good quality, nice, large, easy to read print. Rests nicely on sheet music stand without the pages turning by themselves.
Also, the actual song list is:
The Earth Prelude
Love is a Mystery
Lovely music - just learning to play the pieces. The service was fantastic - order one day, get the next! Great - many thanks. Anonymous
- (South Molton, United Kingdom)
Just what we wanted Anonymous
- (Linlithgow, United Kingdom)