This Week on Hearts of Space – Program 840 “DIVENIRE”
About Divinere, Stephen Hill tells us, “The Italian composer LUDOVICO EINAUDI has enjoyed a long and very successful career in Europe, marked by a dozen albums, fifteen film scores, hundreds of concerts and a retrospective performance at the famous opera house La Scala in Milano.
Einaudi began in the 1970s as a student of Italian avant-garde composer LUCIANO BERIO at the Conservatory of Milan. He came to the U.S. on a scholarship in 1982, where he absorbed the language of classical minimalism, American popular and ambient music — and laid the foundations for his own warm, delicate, melodic style.
Like fine Italian food, fashion and design, Einaudi’s music has a humanized opulence and sensual appeal. The elements are simple and often repetitive, but the effect is subtle, contemplative, satisfying, even profound.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a LUDOVICO EINAUDI retrospective called DIVENIRE. We have music from across his career, including selections from STANZE, LE ONDE, I GIORNI, EDEN ROC, our title album DIVENIRE or “Become,” and his lush soundtrack for the film SOTTO FALSO NOME.”
From This week’s show