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Frédéric Mompou: Musica Callada, 1 - 28; Trois Variations / Javier Perianes, piano

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  1. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada I $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada II $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada III $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada IV $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada V $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada VI $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada VII $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada VIII $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada IX $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada X $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XI $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XII $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XIII $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XIV $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XV $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XVI $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XVII $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XVIII $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XIX $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XX $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XXI $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XXII $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XXIII $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XXIV $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XXV $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XXVI $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XXVII $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Frederic Mompou — Música Callada XXVIII $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Frederic Mompou — Trois variations $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Mompou, Federico : Musica callada, 28 pieces for piano in 4 books
>Mompou, Federico : Trois Variations, for piano
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Notes & Reviews:

This reissue in harmonia mundi's hmGold series features Javier Perianes performing Catalan composer Federico Mompou's piano suite Musica Callada (Silent Music). Most of the work's sections occupy just two or three lightly scored pages of music, and the dynamic level only rarely exceeds mezzo piano. Musica Callada sometimes breaks into brief, wistful dance phrases; otherwise the music is best characterized as containing only the barest indication of a pulse. Mompou once wrote, ''Its mission is to reach the profound depths of our soul and the hidden domains of the vital force our spirits. This music is silent as if heard from within.'' This title was released for the first time in 2006.

ClassicsToday
Federico Mompou's Musica Callada (Music of Silence) consists of 28 pieces grouped into four books, ranging in length from less than a minute to slightly more than four. The works are not, obviously, all that silent, nor do they tax the listener's patience with endless repetition or static colors and harmonies. In fact, there's quite a bit of variety here, but it takes place within the framework of a certain exquisite simplicity of utterance that's very special, and very beautiful. The most noteworthy aspect of the music is its harmonic range, running from the highly dissonant to the most folk-like, even primitive.

Playing this music well requires three basic qualities: a beautiful tone, sensitivity to dynamics, and the ability to phrase expressively but without the slightest trace of affectation. That's just what Javier Perianes does, and the result is very persuasive. To hear just how much emotional range Perianes packs into these brief pieces, listen to the contrast between the tiny No. 7 and the following track. Perianes' tone, limpid and warm, suits the music ideally, while his sense of timing and phrasing remain utterly natural, but always flexible. He takes almost exactly the same amount of time overall to get through the set as did Mompou himself (about 69 minutes); Henck is about seven minutes faster and correspondingly more "nervy". Perianes also includes a bonus, in the lovely Trois Variations, and he's excellently recorded. In short, this is a very worthwhile release, featuring a pianist worth getting to know.

BBC Music Magazine, October 2012
Mompou's Musica callada...requires a special evocative power and contemplative intimacy, and pianist Javier Perianes is marvellously engaging and beautifully recorded.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Estudio L'Auditorium de Anacrusi s.l., Jafre de Ter, Gi (06/30/2006-07/01/2006).



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>Mompou, Federico : Musica callada, 28 pieces for piano in 4 books
  • Performer: Javier Perianes (Piano)
  • Notes: Estudio L'Auditorium de Anacrusi s.l., Jafre de Ter, Girona (06/30/2006-07/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 63 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959-1967

>Mompou, Federico : Trois Variations, for piano
  • Performer: Javier Perianes (Piano)
  • Notes: Estudio L'Auditorium de Anacrusi s.l., Jafre de Ter, Girona (06/30/2006-07/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921