Ludovico Einaudi's album In A Time Lapse was composed over a period of two years and recorded in October 2012 in a monastery near Verona. Epic and emotional as his bestselling album Divenire, experimental and adventurous as Nightbook, In A Time Lapse goes further by incorporating baroque and Italian folk music, late romantic strings textures, and a wide variety of colors through percussion and electronics. The theme is a deep reflection on the idea of time; in the words of Einaudi, ''When you get conscious that our time is limited, it's the moment where you try to fill that space with all your energy and emotions... and live every moment of your life fully as when you were a child.'' The album features Einaudi's band and the string orchestra I Virtuosi Italiani. Violinist Daniel Hope appears on several pieces, including Orbits, where the solo violin climbs the sky towards infinity.
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"It's not hard to understand why Ludovico Einaudi is one of the world's most successful living classical composers: there's a deeply satisfying emotional logic to his piano-based progressions that makes him as much the inheritor of Chopin and Satie as minimalists such as Glass and Reich."