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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:08 am 
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Hi Richard,

Like they say, the only sure things in life are death and taxation. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:14 pm 
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Hello, David, where I live and considering the mummies I see in the street and the state of my finances, I would say only the latter applies.

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Thanks for posting this, I've never heard them and you play them really well. I liked no 12 best by far - but perhaps this says more about my current mood than about the music.


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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:21 am 
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Wonderfully played. The B section of 12 really gave me a start with the sudden downward figure in the right hand. There's something rather persistently sweet about Mompou's music I feel...


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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Thank you, Joachim. No. 12 is quite dark. I hope you were already in a 'dark' mood, and that it wasn't my playing that put you into a bad mood...

Thank you, Jonathan. Interesting what you say about Mompou's sweetness. His harmonies are sometimes so complex, yet when you string everything together, it sounds nice (and sweet). Except when he gets dark. But even then, it sounds like him and so it's good.

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Hi Monica,

Wow. Really liked Prelude 11. Made me think of sitting around with a bunch of my old friends, drinking a glass of wine and enjoying a quiet evening of conversation. Prelude 12 on the other hand - a little bit tense. I enjoyed listening to it...or perhaps "enjoyed" is the wrong word. At any rate, it was an effective (to my mind) performance as it created a reaction in me. I will be sharing this recording with my friend who is an independent film-maker to get her reaction. I think she will be blown away.

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:11 am 
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cmudave1125 wrote:
Hi Monica,
Wow. Really liked Prelude 11. Made me think of sitting around with a bunch of my old friends, drinking a glass of wine and enjoying a quiet evening of conversation. Prelude 12 on the other hand - a little bit tense. I enjoyed listening to it...or perhaps "enjoyed" is the wrong word. At any rate, it was an effective (to my mind) performance as it created a reaction in me. I will be sharing this recording with my friend who is an independent film-maker to get her reaction. I think she will be blown away.


Hi David, it's nice to see you again! :)
That's interesting...I like learning what people think of when they hear certain music. I hope your friend likes this music too!

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Monica,

Just heard back from my filmmaker friend on Prelude 12. She agrees with the "tense, creepy" assessment. She also said "i like it! im sure i could use this somewhere down the line :)" I may have to put her in touch with you to record for her at some point :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:51 am 
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Hello Monica,
I've just heard your two preludes. Beautiful pieces, especially #12 which sounds more modern and post-tonal that I would have expected for Mompou (but I'm far to have a good knowledge of this composer). Thanks a lot for this very classy and noble interpretation !

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
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Thank you, Francois! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:27 am 
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I enjoyed these very much, especially no. 12. Makes me think of a walk in the rain with inadequate streetlights. In a good way.


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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
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Thank you, Heather! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:18 am 
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Hi Monica,

The Prelude No.11 was very interesting. The pacing was great, the consistency of the
melodic line was really focused and well expressed. The inner harmonies were emotionally
satisfying. Thank you for sharing such a well thought out performance. The piece stayed with
me after hearing it.

The Cantabile has that 20th century mood of gloom melded with a romanticism with illusions
towards hope. You did a beautiful job conveying both sides of this piece and the resolutions and
dissonance were both executed with meaning. The dynamics were truly effective. Congratulations
Monica. Your playing also sounded rich, especially in the Prelude No. 12.

Much appreciation,
Kaila

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Hi Kaila,
Thank you very much! :D Mompou is easy to get lost in, so I love playing his music.

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 Post subject: Re: Mompou - Preludes 11 and 12
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:53 pm 
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pianolady wrote:
Thank you for listening and the kind words, Andreas and David. The score for these two pieces cannot be found on the Internet. I had to buy it from an oversees publisher who charged around $22 for only five pages of music....plus tax and shipping. :) I didn't even buy the music for myself, but alas the only way I would hear it was to play it myself.



Can someone please tell me who sells the sheet music to Mompou's 11th and 12th Preludes? No one online seems to offer these for sale and no copies are available in my local university music libraries (Dallas area). I already have Preludes 1-10, but hunting down the music to the last two has been very frustrating.


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