A Study of Catalan Composer Federico Mompou's (1893-1987) "Musica Collada" (Studies in the History & Interpretation of Music S. v. 86)
By: Ann Zalkind (author)Hardback
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This study examines Mompou's "Musica Callada" within the context of musical, literary and philosophical influences. Mompou's piano miniatures reflect the concentrated expression of his "primitivista" philosophy. Mompou thought his ideals of concentrated expression were best realized in the four volumes of "Musica Callada" (1959-1967). The title for "Musica Callada", loosely translated as "Silent Music", is taken from "Cantico Espiritual entre el alma y Cristo, su esposo", by the great Spanish mystic and poet, St John of the Cross. The study addresses interpretive issues in each of the work's 28 pieces, and considers recorded performances of the work by Herbert Henck, Joseph Colom and Mompou himself.
Origins and influences - Scarlatti, Soler, Spanish folk music; literature and mysticism; the influence of the Romantic composers - Schumann, Chopin, Liszt; the influence of 20th-century Spanish nationalists - Albeniz, Granados, De Falla; French influences - Satie, Debussy, Les Six; "Musica Callada".
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