Ludovico Einaudi: Nightbook

Books | Piano

Publisher: Chester Music
Composer: Ludovico Einaudi
Format: Sheet Music | Songbook
Italian-born Ludovico Einaudi's Piano music has struck a chord with audiences across the world, and his distinctive meditative style has confirmed his place in the music industry. His albums have soared high in the classical charts and his recitals have been sell-outs.

This is Ludovico Einaudi's new project, Nightbook - a musical meditation on the transition between light and darkness, the known and the unknown.

Expressive and with a more open compositional structure, sonic colours are created through the close blending of the Piano with the Strings and percussion and from the use of electronics which amplifies the sound of the Piano, projecting it like a shadow in all directions.

The project grew out of the ideas and "musical sketches" that Einaudi jotted down in a notebook whilst on tour around the world.

Einaudi describes the project as 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.

Selections of expressive and contemplative songs from the album have all been specially transcribed for solo Piano.

ISBN: 9781849383394
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 15 October 2009
No of pages: 88
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH76043

      Ludovico Einaudi - Nightbook For Piano. reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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      Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
      10 out of 10


      Wigton GB Play for pleasure
      Mixture of haunting melodies, interesting rhythms, music to get lost in.
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 15 February 2016
      Published on: 01 March 2016
      9 out of 10


      Carshalton GB Musician
      really such beautiful music
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 21 October 2015
      Published on: 04 November 2015
      8 out of 10


      West Moors, Dorset GB
      Einaudi's music is always fun to play and this is no exception. But it definitely helps if you are familiar with the CD. Nightbook is a departure from most of his music in that he makes use of strings, percussion and electronic accompaniment. Consequently, playing some of these pieces on solo piano loses something in the translation.
      No bad points, but if you have not played Einaudi's music before, this is not a good place to start. Try I Giorni or the excellent Ludovico Einaudi - The Piano Collection Volume 1.
      Confirmed purchase: 03 December 2014
      Published on: 08 January 2015

      Musicroom Reviews

      I have all of Ludovico's books and recently seen him play on the Nightbook tour. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves his music. It is very different from his other works but just as brilliant!
      Anonymous - ()
      Excellent. book in perfect condition, good price and received quickly in time for Christmas.
      Anonymous - ( north east United Kingdom)
      Listened to it live played by the man himself earlier tonight at The Anvil in Basingstoke :). It is incredible music, he's really kept the bar high on this one, I would reccomend this as music to learn or even just to listen to, as with alot of Einaudi's pieces they're not too difficult to play, but he is a fanastic composer.
      Anonymous - ()
      Enjoyable to play as the pieces are not overly difficult, but sounds good and gives a lot of scope for expression. I play the pieces myself but have also used them for pupils to learn - around Grade 5+ standard.
      Anonymous - (Widnes, United Kingdom)
      If you like the Nightbook CD and you can play the piano, then you have to have this music! Einaudi always comes up trumps and this is darker and more intense than the music he has written before. Personally, I prefer Devenire, his previous work, but any lover of Einaudi's music will find this very rewarding to play.
      Anonymous - (Oxted, United Kingdom)
      This book contains the beautiful music of Einaudi's Nightbook. It is clearly notated and brings great pleasure to both performer and listener. It is a great addition to the catalogue.
      Anonymous - (New Malden, United Kingdom)
      I am a confirmed Einaudi fan but was dissappointed at this volume, not as tuneful as many of his other works.However on the plus side, good for sight-reading for more advanced pupils.
      Anonymous - (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
      Perfect mix of modern versus classical. A joy to play.
      Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
      Really good piano music, I very much enjoy playing the pieces from this book and most of them easy enough that they are at a good sight reading level for me.
      Anonymous - (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
      Another great album from Einaudi, containing a good selection of pieces to appeal to all. As a teacher I am finding this book popular with teenagers and adult learners in particular.
      Anonymous - (Dartford, United Kingdom)
      This was very disappointing. I usually enjoy Ludivico Einaudi's piano book as they provide good "light reading" to wind down to at the piano. This however is more like a book of unimaginative A-Level compositions. It is totally formulaic and repetative and could be churned out in about 5 mins. I am actually surprised a grown man has got paid for this work. His other books that I have seen are much better than this.
      Anonymous - (Downpatrick, United Kingdom)
      I bought this as a gift for my daughter, she loves it and as it keeps her playing the piano, I love it too!
      Anonymous - (Templecombe, United Kingdom)

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