Federico Mompou - Selected Works Vol.2 | Somm SOMMCD0155

Federico Mompou - Selected Works Vol.2

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Label: Somm

Cat No: SOMMCD0155

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 4th January 2016



A follow-up to the successful and very well received first volume of piano music by Federico Mompou [SOMM CD 0121], Volume 2 continues with another thirty tracks of hauntingly beautiful and memorable music by this unique Spanish composer and pianist, who died in 1987 aged 94.

A recluse who rarely appeared in public, Mompou wrote music which since its first appearance, over 100 years ago, has been widely appreciated for its wonderful fusion of colour, mood and intimate characterisation. The music in this collection is wide-ranging and admirably supports the sense of atmosphere which so distinguished the first volume.

With her combination of colourful Brazilian spirit and musicianship, London-based pianist Clélia Iruzun is one of the most exciting musicians to emerge onto the international scene in recent years. Clélia has won major prizes in her native Brazil and in international competitions such as the Santander and Zaragoza in Spain. Her career has taken her to most countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia, as well as the major London venues. She has also appeared several times on radio and television in several countries, including broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.

"...so movingly and faithfully captured by Clélia Iruzun... Wherever you turn you will find an unfailing lucidity and affection. Nothing is forced or exaggerated. Never for a moment do you hear the smart metropolitan aplomb of an over-seasoned concert pianist. It is as if she is sharing a special love with a small circle of intimate friends. To crown it all, Iruzun's always apt and beautiful sonority is ideally captured by SOMM. A memorable issue" - Bryce Morrison, Gramophone (Vol.1)

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