The paradoxical term sombras blancas (White Shadows) can refer to problems in life that don't leave negative sequels or by-products. It also means: foreshadows of good things to come. And if shadows are like a mirror of our bodies (or souls), a "white shadow" reflects the luminous part of us.
Translated into everyday language: it's about music that underlines our most positive aspects. Entertaining, but with depth.
The influence of tango music in this programme is undeniable (after all, the pianist/composer was born in Argentina); however, this album's music goes far beyond tango and reveals his classical background - such as Chopin.
Sombras blancas covers three decades of the compsoer's pianistic output, from 1985 to 2016.
Casually, many of these white shadows are related to women that were or are important in the artist's life, and not only couples or unfulfilled loves: Edelmira and -especially- Flora were his nannies in his first months and years of life. That explains also the half hidden, white female portrait of the artwork, by London artist Alban Low.
Casually also, many of these pieces are in the key of E minor.
Released November 19, 2017
Main Artist: Juan María Solare (piano)
Music composed by: Juan María Solare, except (01) Frédéric Chopin and (03) Chinese (or perhaps Russian) folk song.
Album Cover: Alban Low (London, www.albanlow.co.uk)
Recorded & Mixed by: Juan María Solare
Mastering: Finn Halle (Dub Studio, Bremen, www.dubcity.de)
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