This famous pianist performed while floating in the Arctic, and it’s haunting

Jun 24, 2016 394

It might have been the smallest crowd Ludovico Einaudi ever played to, but the setting hardly could be more stunning. Earlier this month, while floating on a small platform in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Norway, the renowned Italian composer played a grand piano as pieces of a sprawling glacier crumbled nearby.

Einaudi performed an original composition, "Elegy for the Arctic," that he had written for the occasion. The performance was sponsored by Greenpeace, the global environmental activist group, as part of a campaign to persuade world leaders to safeguard the Arctic.

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