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 – Henri Tomasi – Sonatine Attique – I Giocoso // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  1. 01 – Henri Tomasi – Sonatine Attique – I Giocoso // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  2. 02 – Henri Tomasi – Sonatine Attique – II Lent // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  3. 03 – Henri Tomasi – Sonatine Attique – III Giocoso tres rythme // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  4. 04 – Gordon Jacob – Five Pieces For Clarinet – I Preamble // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  5. 05 – Gordon Jacob – Five Pieces For Clarinet – II Waltz // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  6. 07 – Gordon Jacob – Five Pieces For Clarinet – IV Soliloquy // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  7. 08 – Gordon Jacob – Five Pieces For Clarinet – V Scherzo and Trio // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  8. 09 – Rudolf Escher – Sonata for clarinet solo – I Molto tranquillo // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  9. 11 – Rudolf Escher – Sonata for clarinet solo – III Comodo // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  10. 12 – Erland von Koch – Monolog nr 3 – I Andante sostenuto // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  11. 13 – Erland von Koch – Monolog nr 3 – II Allegro vivace // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  12. 14 – Bela Kovacs – Hommage a M. Falla // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  13. 15 – Henrik Odegaard – Antiphona V Ave Maria // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  14. 16 – Sergio Azevedo – Sonatina para clarinete solo – I Allegro // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  15. 17 – Sergio Azevedo – Sonatina para clarinete solo – II In a not quite so relaxed mood // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  16. 18 – Sergio Azevedo – Sonatina para clarinete solo – III Allegro // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE
  17. 19 – Giovanni Mattaliano – Zeta world // LETTERS FROM QUARANTINE