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Mompou: Complete Songs, Vol. 1 / Marta Matheu, Jordi Maso


Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573099   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta MathéuJordi Masó
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Frederic Mompou’s purely intuitive music has a unique place in Catalan history. He was initially inspired by the music of Fauré, but the early La cançó de l’àvia also represents an affinity with traditional Catalan folk-tunes, and his Quatre mélodies reflect a love of brevity. Mompou’s beautiful Damunt de tu només les flors [Track 1] is one of his most famous creations, while the sombre Cinq mélodies sur des textes de Paul Valéry is probably his greatest vocal work. Jordi Masó’s six-volume set of the complete piano works of Mompou has been widely acclaimed. Frederic Mompou’s purely intuitive music has a unique place in Catalan history. He was initially inspired by the music of Fauré, but the early La cançó de l’àvia also represents an affinity with traditional Catalan folk-tunes, and his Quatre mélodies reflect a love of brevity. Mompou’s beautiful Damunt de tu només les flors [Track 1] is one of his most famous creations, while the sombre Cinq mélodies sur des textes de Paul Valéry is probably his greatest vocal work. Jordi Masó’s six-volume set of the complete piano works of Mompou has been widely acclaimed. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quand l'amant sortit, for voice & piano by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 07/21/1914 
2.
Psalm [129 (130)], for voice & piano by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936 
3.
Pastoral by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
4.
Mélodies (5) de Valery by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
5.
Mélodies (4) by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Spain 
6.
Llueve sobre el rio by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Spain 
7.
L'hora gris by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Spain 
8.
Combat del somni by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1948; Spain 
9.
Cantar del Alma "St John of the Cross" by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; Spain 
10.
Cançó de l'àvia, for voice & piano by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 02/18/1915 
11.
Mira quina resplendor by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)
12.
Mélodies (2) by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Marta Mathéu (Soprano), Jordi Masó (Piano)

Sound Samples

Combat del Somni (Dream Battle): No. 1. Damunt de tu nomes les flors (Above you Only Flowers)
Combat del Somni (Dream Battle): No. 2. Aquesta nit un mateix vent (Tonight The Same Wind)
Combat del Somni (Dream Battle): No. 3. Jo et pressentia com la mar (I Sensed You Like The Sea)
Combat del Somni (Dream Battle): No. 4. Fes-me la vida transparent (Make My Life Transparent)
Combat del Somni (Dream Battle): No. 5. Ara no se si et veig encar (Now I Know Not Whether I Can Still See You)
Pastoral
Llueve sobre el rio: (Rain Falls On The River)
Mira quina resplendor
4 Melodies: No. 1. Rosa del cami (A Rose On The Path)
4 Melodies: No. 2. Cortina de fullatge (Curtain Of Leaves)
4 Melodies: No. 3. Incertitud (Uncertainty)
4 Melodies: No. 4. Neu (Snow)
La canco de l'avia: (Grandma's Song)
Cantar del alma: (Song Of The Soul)
L'hora grisa: (The Twilight Hour)
Quand l'amant sortit (1919): Quand l'amant sortit (When Her Lover Left) (1919)
Quand l'amant sortit (1915): Quand l'amant sortit (When Her Lover Left) (1915)
Quand l'amant sortit (1914): Quand l'amant sortit (When Her Lover Left) (1914)
Psalm
5 Melodias sobre textos de Paul Valery: No. 1. La fausse morte (The Seeming Corpse)
5 Melodias sobre textos de Paul Valery: No. 2. L'insinuant (Insinuation)
5 Melodias sobre textos de Paul Valery: No. 3. Le vin perdu (Lost Wine)
5 Melodias sobre textos de Paul Valery: No. 4. Le sylphe (The Sylph)
5 Melodias sobre textos de Paul Valery: No. 5. Les pas (Footsteps)

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