Vivaldi as you’ve never heard it!
We heard him at the weekend on the radio playing Winter from The Four Seasons, apparently he has a new album out…..
Those looking for the Victoria Coren’s book of the same name as this post, (see link) will be sorely disappointed. The title of this post actually refers to my latest video.
A couple of weeks ago I posted up a video of me playing Ludovico Einaudi’s I Giorni. Although I got some lovely feedback from you guys, I wasn’t particularly happy with how I performed. So for my latest video I have tried to add a bit more dynamics to the piece. The microphone on the camera isn’t the greatest, but I hope that this comes across more on this video.
The tune is another Einaudi track called Limbo, which originally came from his I Giorni album. I hope you like it.
The next time I make a video, I’ll try to sort out the camera angle so that there’s less elbow and more piano in the shot!
In my last post I threatened to post up a video of me playing I Giorni (The Days) by Ludovico Einaudi. It would have been nice to post one error free, but the couple of times I recorded it I made a few mistakes, rather than spend an age re-recording I have posted the best edited version up.
I hope you like the piece as much as I do, and that you forgive me the little slips.
Apparently his song was used in a recent John Lewis Christmas advert, so I’m guessing it then went on to do well in the charts.
Whenever I hear this song I think of the Birmingham Botanic Gardens. The first time I heard it, it was playing on the radio as we arrived there over the Christmas period, and now the two are forever linked in my mind. Most tunes are linked in my head to a particular place. Wouldn’t it be good by Nik Kershaw is linked to Malham Cove, and Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol is lniked with the road between Newquay and Padstow.
I have always loved the original Frankie Goes to Hollywood track, and although I don’t normally prefer cover versions to original recordings, this stripped down version is better in my opinion.
So see below to see what Gabrielle Aplin can do with a piano and her voice.
We’ve been to see Seth Lakeman play live a couple of times. Here he is a few years ago, with a Live version of Kitty Jay. We’ve seen him go even faster at the end as well, which is incredible to watch.