La Scala Concert (2020 reissue)
Diario Mali is a collaboration between Ludovico Einaudi and Malian musician Ballaké Sissoko on kora, released in 2003.
Einaudi has often been inspired by Malian folk songs as seen with the album I Giorni. This album is a dialogue between two cultures, two different worlds. Echoes of renaissance music, African music, Blues and Carabic music featuring 10 calm and stimulating duets weaving beautifully between the virtuosity of a piano and the kora. Whitetree is the name chosen for this thrilling project from 2009which unites the multiple talents of Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi and the Lippok brothers from Germany, Ronald and Robert, who record together as To Rococo Rot. Cloudland is an important contribution to the century-old search for the merging of classical and electronic music. Scala: Recorded live at La Scala opera house in Milan, 2003). Here Ludovico performs 21 of most popular pieces on the instrument he has become synonymous with, the piano. The result is simply beguiling, with all the melodic invention and melancholy those who admire the composer’s work have come to expect.