album presentation : Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar (2020, Alobar)
Stefano Bollani, piano
Italian pianist-composer Stefano Bollani never ceases to amaze. This time he presents his own version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, exactly fifty years after the original album came out. Do not expect a purely instrumental performance of the original rock opera. On the contrary, here we hear Bollani at his best: in his own typically free way, he approaches the well-known melodies and songs of Lloyd Webber's masterpiece, immersing them in the many musical traditions, genres and styles he has encountered over the past thirty years during his rich and varied career.