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Probably the most important Catalan Classical piano work, Frederic Mompou’s Música callada, performed by the most eminent Catalan pianist of our time, Josep Colom.

Mompou’s Música callada is a very special, elusive work of the piano repertoire. Their pieces speak with a minimalist simplicity; as Mompou himself stated: “Its mission is to reach the profound depths of our soul and the hidden domains of the vital force our spirits. This music is silent as if heard from within.” The title refers to a poem by the Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross, who also wrote the “Cantar del alma”, the poem which Mompou set to music and which closes this recording.

Tech Info
Format
SACD & download versions
Original format
DSD256 (11.2MHz)
Year
2021
Recording date
April 16-17, 2019
Location
Auditorio de Zaragoza, Sala Mozart, Zaragoza, Spain
Equipment
Sonodore, Neumann U89 & Schoeps microphones; Merging Horus microphone preamplifier and AD/DA converter; Pyramix Workstation; Sennheiser and Abyss Phi headphones; Dutch & Dutch 8c speakers
Catalogue number
EUD-SACD-2101 (SACD version)
EUD-DR-2101 (download version)
Barcode
8436551170473 (SACD version)
8436551170480 (download version)