04 February 2016

Previews of Javier Negrín – pianist’s beautiful Granados/Mompou album

Previews of Javier Negrín – pianist‘s beautiful Granados/Mompou album, tracing the rich influence of Goya on Granados, of Chopin on Mompou, and hopefully soon, of Javier on all of you! For the first time ever, Granados’ own sketches of the Goya paintings which still hang in the Prado museum, where they first inspired the composer to write these masterpieces, are presented embedded in the artwork accompanying the CD.

A unique album, for its passionate interpretation, which we feel sure will become a reference recording, as well as for the charming personality of the pianist that the performances convey, for its warm sound (how could it not be, recorded in the Canaries!) and for the playfulness yet coherence of its packaging. Highly recommended!

 

01 – Cesar Franck – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8, CFF 123 – Allegretto ben moderato // La Recherche
  1. 01 – Cesar Franck – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8, CFF 123 – Allegretto ben moderato // La Recherche
  2. 02 – Cesar Franck – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8, CFF 123 – Allegro // La Recherche
  3. 03 – Cesar Franck – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8, CFF 123 – Ben Moderato // La Recherche
  4. 04 – CesarFranck – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8, CFF 123 – Allegretto poco mosso // La Recherche
  5. 05 – Claude Debussy – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L.140 – Allegro vivo // La Recherche
  6. 06 – Claude Debussy – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L.140 – Intermede Fantasque et leger // La Recherche
  7. 07 – Claude Debussy – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L.140 – Finale tres anime // La Recherche
  8. 08 – Florent Schmitt – 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 25 – I. Lied // La Recherche
  9. 09 – Florent Schmitt – 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 25 – II. Nocturne // La Recherche
  10. 10 – Florent Schmitt – 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 25 – III. Serenade // La Recherche
  11. 11 – Florent Schmitt – 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 25 – IV. Barcarolle // La Recherche