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Mompou: Complete Canciones y Danzas, Impresiones intimas / Romero


Release Date: 07/23/1996 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7185   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Federico Mompou
Performer:  Gustavo Romero
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The recent spate of Mompou recordings is a bit baffling. This lovely, simple music cannot really withstand a great variety of interpretive approaches, and indeed, the differences between the competing versions are subtle. I have repeatedly sung the praises of Josep Colom's crisp, straightforward readings of all of the solo piano music on the Mandala label. Romero, like Herbert Henck, on ECM, tends to ever so slightly overstretch the melodic and rhythmic lines of this gentle material, but neither artist actually distorts the material. If you wish to hear Mompou with more punch and color than the cool and elegant Colom, this fine new recording is a good choice.

-- Peter Burwasser, FANFARE [11/1996]
The recent spate of Mompou recordings is a bit baffling. This lovely, simple music cannot really withstand a great variety of interpretive approaches, and indeed, the differences between the competing versions are subtle. I have repeatedly sung the praises of Josep Colom's crisp, straightforward readings of all of the solo piano music on the Mandala label. Romero, like Herbert Henck, on ECM, tends to ever so slightly overstretch the melodic and rhythmic lines of this gentle material, but neither artist actually distorts the material. If you wish to hear Mompou with more punch and color than the cool and elegant Colom, this fine new recording is a good choice.

-- Peter Burwasser, FANFARE [11/1996] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Cançons i dansas (14) by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Gustavo Romero (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1978; Spain 
2. Impresiones intimas (9) by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Gustavo Romero (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1914; Paris, France 

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