Mompou - Fetes lointaines | MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm) MDG6131935

Mompou - Fetes lointaines


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Label: MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm)

Cat No: MDG6131935

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 5th August 2016



After ‘Música Callada’ Steffen Schleiermacher is now presenting ‘Fêtes lointaines’, his second release featuring one-of-a-kind piano compositions by Federico Mompou. Along with the title cycle, this CD includes other miniatures from the period between 1914 and 1921.

The titles of the short cycles very much refer to the real world. Suburbis depicts street scenes in Barcelona, a guitarist endeavours to get a waltz going, gypsies form the topic of conversation, suddenly an old gray mare appears, and then a beggar concludes the series with hurdy-gurdy distress signals. The festivities in Fêtes lointaines, hints, mere impressions, are heard in the distance – which is why the instructions at the end read: “To be played like an echo.”

Mompou resembles Erik Satie, whom he had the opportunity to meet in Paris and learned to respect. The “Manfred Bürki” Steinway D grand piano presents its very transparent colour in contact with Steffen Schleiermacher’s fine-touch fingertips.

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