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Frederic Mompou and his Musica Callada
Frederic Mompou’s music exists in the liminal space between ancient and modern. Nowhere is this more true than his Musica Callada (which roughly translates as ‘Music of Silence’). In many ways, it is his most radically modern work, yet its
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Música callada – Federico Mompou
Stephen Hough, piano
‘the music of evaporation’ Federico Mompou‘s piano work Musica Callada is a set of twenty-eight short pieces that were written between 1959 and 1967. It was the last piece of piano music published in the composer’s lifetime The title, borrowed
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Music of Evaporation—Love of Consequence
Federico Mompou and Carmen Bravo
Never underestimate the power of laughter! When Catalan pianist Carmen Bravo was asked what made her fall in love with Federico Mompou (1893-1987), she quietly confessed, “He made me laugh.” Mompou was quiet, shy and introverted, and Bravo extroverted, outgoing
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Federico Mompou
Cancons i danses (1962) 12 Preludes (1960) Variations sur un theme de Chopin (1957) Federico (Frederic) Mompou (1893-1987) was one of the greatest Spanish composers of the 20th century. A Catalan by birth, he studied and appeared on stage in
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