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Mompou: Piano Music / Stephen Hough

Album Summary

>Mompou, Federico : Cancons i dansas no 7, for piano ("Mutanyes regalades - L'Heureu Riera")
>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for Piano no 1
>Mompou, Federico : Cants Magics, for piano
>Mompou, Federico : Cançons i dansas (14)
>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for Piano no 5
>Mompou, Federico : Charmes, 6 pieces for piano
>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for piano no 7 ("Palmier d' etoiles")
>Mompou, Federico : Trois Variations, for piano
>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for Piano no 9
>Mompou, Federico : Dialogues, 2 pieces for piano
>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for piano no 10 (Moderato)
>Mompou, Federico : Paisajes, for piano
>Mompou, Federico : Cancons i dansas no 9, for piano ("El rossinyol - El barretaire")
>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for Piano no 6 "Left hand"
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"...[Mompou's] earliest works (in the 1920s) are imbued - beyond their mere titles ('Magic chants' and 'Charms') - with a sense of mystery and wonder. Later he was to progress from an ingenuous lyricism...to a profounder contemplation and mysticism, to greater harmonic and keyboard complexity...Hough's command of tonal nuance throughout is ultra-sensitive, he catches Mompou's wistful moods to perfection..." -LS, Gramophone

'In the hands of an imaginative pianist like Stephen Hough this other-worldly, almost eremitic [music] becomes revelatory. He catches Mompou's wistful moods to perfection' (Gramophone)

'It's a rare thing for an artist's programme notes to vie in quality with his playing. There is simply no better description of this music, nor any more persuasive, imaginative and spiritually attuned performer of it. Fascinating, hypnotic, mystical. Commended' (BBC Music Magazine)

'In his skilfully planned and superlatively played programme Stephen Hough achieves a vivid sense of contrast, of temporal and spiritual reflection. His rare empathy for such music is reflected in Hyperion's cloudless recording' (BBC Record Review)

'Pianism of a very high order indeed, backed up by a recording of beautiful limpidity. Spellbinding music, immaculately performed' (Classic CD)

'Ce CD est une parfaite introduction à une oeuvre aussi passionante que difficile à cerner. La prise de son d'une qualité exceptionelle de rondeur et de naturel' (Répertoire, France)

'A real treat ... utterly compelling playing with a recording to match' (Gramophone)

'Altogether outstanding in every way' (Gramophone)

'Perhaps the most significant piano release of the year' (The Independent)



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Works Details

>Mompou, Federico : Cançons i dansas no 7, for piano ("Mutanyes regalades - L'Heureu Riera")
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for Piano no 1
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Mompou, Federico : Cants Màgics, for piano
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917-1919

>Mompou, Federico : Cançons i dansas (14)
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for Piano no 5
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Mompou, Federico : Charmes, 6 pieces for piano
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920-1921

>Mompou, Federico : Cançons i dansas (14)
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for piano no 7 ("Palmier d' étoiles")
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Mompou, Federico : Trois Variations, for piano :: Theme
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Mompou, Federico : Trois Variations, for piano :: Les soldats
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Mompou, Federico : Trois Variations, for piano :: Courtoisie
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Mompou, Federico : Trois Variations, for piano :: Nocturne
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Mompou, Federico : Cançons i dansas (14)
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for Piano no 9
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Mompou, Federico : Dialogues, 2 pieces for piano
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923

>Mompou, Federico : Cançons i dansas (14)
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for piano no 10 (Moderato)
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Mompou, Federico : Paisajes, for piano
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942-1960

>Mompou, Federico : Cançons i dansas no 9, for piano ("El rossinyol - El barretaire")
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Mompou, Federico : Prelude for Piano no 6 "Left hand"
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (07/22/1996-07/23/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930