“Elegy for the Arctic” performed for dwindling glaciers


Greenpeace made this video to support their fight for Arctic protection.

Ludovico Einaudi is an Italian born composer/pianist. He began his career as a classical composer and has since incorporated other genres, such as pop, rock, and folk into his art. He began film scoring in 1988 and has written the music for over 30 movies and TV shows.

This original composition “Elegy for the Arctic” was commissioned by Greenpeace to call attention to the slow disappearance of arctic regions. The video features Einaudi performing his piece on a floating platform in front of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier, in Svalbard, Norway.

Greenpeace filled the video with beautiful scenic shots of the glacier. They describe the piece as a musical interpretation of 8 million voices asking for Arctic protection.

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Song: Elegy for the Arctic | Singer: Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi

City: Turin, Italy

Latest Album: Elements Experience

Curiosity: Ludovice Einaudi is the son of the editor Giulio Einaudi and the grandson of Luigi Einaudi, present of the Italian Republic from 1948 to 1955. He is an Italian born pianist and composer. He began his career as a classical composer and has since incorporated other styles and genres into his music; including pop, rock, and folk music. Aside from compositions and recordings, Einaudi also makes musical scores for films and television.


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