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MOMPOU, F.: Musica callada / Secreto (Silent Music) (Jenny Lin)

Steinway and Sons
MOMPOU, F.: Musica callada / Secreto (Silent Music) (Jenny Lin)

Composer(s):Mompou, Federico
Artist(s) Lin, Jenny, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue Steinway30004
Label Steinway and Sons
Quality   320kbps


Mysticism and Modernism
Review By dfrey,June 2011

Adventurous programmes and amazing technique are the hallmarks of Jenny Lin's recordings over the past decade. I really sat up and took notice when Haenssler Classic released her Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues in 2009. This was a fresh take on some of my favourite music; an outstanding disc with depth as well as fireworks.

So I was really pleased to see her new disc of Federico Mompou's Musica Callada - Silent Music - an important work from the 1960s. This music is without fireworks of any kind, but it requires a skilled pianist to put across this deceptively simple music. The third piece of the first book, "Placide" is an excellent example. It is indeed placid, and simple, almost child-like. It reminds one of some of Schumann's Kinderszenen, or the folk-like tunes of more....


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