Following his sold-out, seven-night residency at the Barbican, London, last week, Decca announced the release of ‘Seven Days Walking: Day Seven’ by Classical composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi – the climactic episode in his seven-volume collection.
The work is Einaudi’s most ambitious project yet, with seven albums released over as many months.
Planned for release on 20th September ‘Day Seven’ marks the final stop on Einaudi’s intimate journey through the snow-capped Alps.
This final album will be followed by The Complete Seven Day box set on 27th September.
Seven Days Walking: Day One’ became the fastest-streamed album ever from a classical composer in its first week of release, going on to become a UK No. 1 in the Classical Chart album.
The popularity of his 14th studio album helped Einaudi exceed 2 million streams on release day, where it continued to stream at a record-breaking rate for the next seven days, dominating classical charts across the globe.
“…my thoughts roamed free inside the storm, where all shapes, stripped bare by the cold, lost their contours and colours…”
From the plaintive beginnings of ‘Day One’ evolve emotive musical themes of contemplation, introspection and reflection. Originally inspired by a winter’s walk in the Italian Alps in 2018, Einaudi took a series of polaroid images at various points throughout his journey – sparking the idea for a groundbreaking project on a scale never before attempted by a classical artist.
He explains, “In January last year I often went for long walks in the mountains, always following more or less the same trail. It snowed heavily, and my thoughts roamed free inside the storm, where all shapes, stripped bare by the cold, lost their contours and colours. Perhaps that feeling of extreme essence was the origin of this album.”
Such has been the demand from his legions of fans up and down the country, that Einaudi has decided to return later this year bringing his iconic live shows to seven more cities in the UK.
UK LIVE SHOWS
- 12 October – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
- 13 October – Brighton Dome, Brighton
- 28 October – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
- 29 October – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
- 30 October – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
- 1 November – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
- 2 November – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham