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Cants Mágics

'Mompou: Piano Music' (CDA66963)
Mompou: Piano Music
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No 1: Energic
No 2: Obscur
No 3: Profond: Lent
No 4: Misteriós
No 5: Calma

Cants Mágics

Cants Mágics (1917) was Mompou’s first published work and is dedicated ‘A mon cher maître F. Motte-Lacroix’. These are ‘songs’ in the loosest, or perhaps ‘most primitive’, sense of the word (‘incantations’, Mellers calls them, describing the vocal lines as ‘pre-melodic’), and the marking ‘Obscur’ at the top of No 2 has surely never seemed more apt. These spells frighten us not through their malevolence, but because we are transported to an unknown, prehistoric world. Here is Mompou’s most deliberate rejection of the cerebral complexity in much artistic thought of the period.

from notes by Stephen Hough © 1997

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Details for CDA66963 track 5
Profond: Lent
Recording date
23 July 1996
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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  1. Mompou: Piano Music (CDA66963)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: August 1997
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