Seven Days Walking Tour
May 31, 8 p.m.
The No. 1 UK Classical Chart album Seven Days Walking: Day 1 became the fastest-streamed album ever from a classical composer in its first week of release. The popularity of his 14th studio album helped Einaudi exceed 2 million streams on release day, and it continued to stream at a record-breaking rate for the next seven days, dominating classical charts across the globe.
Seven Days Walking could be Ludovico Einaudi’s masterwork. Seven albums released over seven months throughout 2019 – variation after variation on a theme, all of them inspired by a winter’s walk he repeated over a period of time in the Alps. It’s a complete world, dreamed up in seven days.
“I hope that you listen to one album one day, and another the next, and can’t figure out which is which,” Einaudi says playfully, which is a modest comment coming from the world’s most ubiquitous classical composer. This is music expressly designed for you to lose yourself in, a vast library of impressionistic pieces – pianistic reflections of moon on snow; an interlude of birdsong replicated in melody; the musical suggestion of fox tracks, recorded with such delicacy you can hear the pads on the keys of his grand piano.
Ludovico Einaudi’s music has become some of the most recognizable in the world through its use in films, Theatre and ballet, making him the world’s most renowned contemporary composer.