Mompou - Musica Callada, Cancons i danses, Cants magics, Paisajes | Piano Classics PCLD0115

Mompou - Musica Callada, Cancons i danses, Cants magics, Paisajes


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Label: Piano Classics

Cat No: PCLD0115

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 9th December 2016



The piano music of Federico Mompou (1893‐1987) holds a unique place in 20th-century piano literature. The apparent simplicity of Mompou’s music with its affinity to naïve “folk” elements – popular songs and dances, children’s games, spells and incantations – is deceptive: like Satie – the composer with whom he is most often compared – there is always a sense of a greater complexity hidden just below the surface. However Mompou himself was uninterested in analyzing his music, claiming, “ I don’t know where it comes from – that’s one of the secrets of art” and in describing his style as primitivista, he signalled a desire to return to first principles ‐ a “recommencement” as he described it. Although he spent many years in Paris and was close to the galaxy of composers living in that city in the 1920s – becoming more or less and an honorary member of les Six – he remained virtually immune to outside influences.

Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan evokes an enchanted world of sounds, colours and harmonies, relishing the very softest of sounds and timbres: magical!

Alessandro Deljavan is considered one of the most original pianists of the young generation:

“His playing is full of intensive power and contagious artistry” – Dmitri Bashkirov

“he is one of the most interesting pianists I’ve heard in my life”
– Fou Ts’ong

“he is one of the most major talents of his age”
– John Perry

“Jaw‐dropping virtuosity and heart‐stopping eloquence” – Dallas Morning News

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