EL CHAKRACANTA, Stefano Bollani’s new dynamic live CD with two original works of his for
piano and orchestra and two tangos by Ástor Piazzolla and Horacio Salgán, will be internationally
released by Bollani’s label ALOBAR on 26th March 2021.
Bollani’s “Concerto Azzurro” (2017) and “Concerto Verde” (2019), works of classical composing,
each structured in four movements of distinct character of melody and rhythm, are informed by
Bollani’s jazz genius, favouring moments that disobey the rules that demand that a pianist shall
stick to the rigorously immutable score.
“Concerto Azzurro” (Azure Concerto) was commissioned by Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Leipzig
Radio Symphony Orchestra. Azure is the colour of the fifth chakra, associated with self-expression
and communication. “Concerto Verde” (Green Concerto) refers to the colour of the fourth chakra,
associated with love.
Both concertos were recorded live in Buenos Aires: “Azzurro” at Centro Cultural Kirchner on 17th
June 2018; and “Verde”, next to Piazzolla’s “Libertango” and Salgán’s “Don Agustin Bardi”, at
Teatro Coliseo on 19th June 2019. With Bollani (piano) and the Orquesta Sin Fin, directed by
The CD comes in an exquisite 6-side DigiSleeve with an 8-page booklet graphically designed by
Italian artist Umberto Giovannini.