Frederic Mompou: Piano Music, Vol. 6

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
Catalonian pianist Jordi Masó's complete cycle of Federico Mompou's piano music has consistently displayed the quiet subtlety that is the key to Mompou, and any of the albums in the set can be recommended. This, the sixth and presumably final volume, consists of early, unpublished Mompou pieces that were part of Mompou's personal library and of a collection at the Biblioteca de Catalunya. They were composed in the early and middle 1910s when Mompou was in his early twenties. This clearly isn't a place to start with Mompou the first volume, containing Mompou's late masterpiece "Música callada" [Music That Has Fallen Silent] would be a reasonable choice. But those hooked on...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
Catalonian pianist Jordi Masó's complete cycle of Federico Mompou's piano music has consistently displayed the quiet subtlety that is the key to Mompou, and any of the albums in the set can be recommended. This, the sixth and presumably final volume, consists of early, unpublished Mompou pieces that were part of Mompou's personal library and of a collection at the Biblioteca de Catalunya. They were composed in the early and middle 1910s when Mompou was in his early twenties. This clearly isn't a place to start with Mompou the first volume, containing Mompou's late masterpiece "Música callada" [Music That Has Fallen Silent] would be a reasonable choice. But those hooked on this unclassifiable composer will find much of interest in this collection of short pieces. Some of them were rejected parts or have some other connection with Mompou's early published compositions, but the majority were little experiments in which Mompou pushed against his models. Those included Fauré, and many of the pieces begin with a pure Fauré melody that is diverted into an economical treatment of itself, an entirely delightful effect; Mompou does not so much reject his teacher as quietly comment on him. Another influence, not much discussed by Mompou but apparent in multiple places here, is Erik Satie. Mompou is enamored of parallel harmonies that contain fine shades of color, and check out "Petit cementiri a la tarda" Little Cemetery in the Evening, track 10, the last of the "Five Impressions" of 1918, which greatly resembles Satie's neo-medieval pieces. If it was not a question of direct influence, it may have at least involved common inspiration. An interesting appendix all in all to Masó's fine set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313214273
  • Catalog Number: 8572142
  • Sales rank: 253,570

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Work(s): El plany del captaire - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (4:49)
  2. 2 Work(s): Les fàbriques prop de la platja - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:12)
  3. 3 Work(s): Record de platja - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (2:01)
  4. 4 Work(s): Barri de platja - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (0:59)
  5. 5 Work(s): Camins de sorra - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (2:25)
  6. 6–10 Work(s): 5 Impressions. 1 - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:28)
  7. 7 Work(s): L'ermita de La Garriga - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (2:04)
  8. 8 Work(s): Pastoral en la boira - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (2:26)
  9. 9 Work(s): Pastoral salvatge - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (3:34)
  10. 10 Work(s): Camí de muntanya - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:28)
  11. 11 Work(s): Les amigues retornen del camp - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (2:33)
  12. 12 Work(s): El camí del jardí - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (0:51)
  13. 13 Work(s): Montseny - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:57)
  14. 14 Work(s): L'eco - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:38)
  15. 19–21 Work(s): Impressions de muntaya. 1. Dansa de poble - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:02)
  16. 20 Work(s): Pensament - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (2:00)
  17. 21 Work(s): 2 petits preludis. 1. Oració d'ermita - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:42)
  18. 22 Work(s): Preludi - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:13)
  19. 26–27 Work(s): 2 arabesques. Part 1 - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:34)
  20. 27 Work(s): Estanys de paper de plata - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (2:42)
  21. 28 Work(s): Dansa dels tres reis que han caigut del camell - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (3:15)
  22. 29 Work(s): Cançó i dansa del pessebre - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (2:57)
  23. 30 Work(s): Les hores - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (3:12)
  24. 31 Work(s): Ball pla - Federico Mompou & Jordi Masó (1:21)
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Jordi Masó Primary Artist
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