Mompou: Musica Callada

Stephen Hough

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA68362

Release Date:  03 February 2023

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571283623

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs awarded a rosette to Stephen Hough's earlier Gramophone Award-winning Hyperion recording of Mompou,
    and this successor is equally fine.

    'Música callada' comprises twenty-eight exquisite miniatures, brief
    in duration yet rich in allusion: music which makes its mark with subtlety, understatement and a unique economy of means.

    "there is something just genuinely mesmerising about this noise Stephen Hough plays […]. The combination of objective skill, intellectual clarity, and colouration as well as his use of colours. […] It's luminous the way he can make the piano sing and sparkle. This confidence to find the space between the notes is perfectly suited to these sketches." – BBC Radio 3, Record Review

    "For lovers of Mompou, this is as deep a descent into the well of this music as you will come across." – MusicWeb International

    International Piano Album of the Month March 2023: "With evert phrase profoundly and lovingly considered, the pianism here is exquisite." – International Piano

    Schubert: Piano Sonatas (CDA68370): "Among the most touching Schubert performances I have ever experienced." - Gramophone

    Chopin: Nocturnes (CDA68351-2): "This complete set of Chopin Nocturnes....is a sure fire winner, fit to be placed alongside recordings by giants of the past." - The Mail on Sunday

    "He brings focus and variety to each of these aural morsels, amply rewarding the concentration required on the part of the listener." – Gramophone

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Mompou: Musica callada I
      • 10. Musica callada II
      • 17. Musica callada III
      • 22. Musica callada IV