This is set of miniatures by Manuel Blancafort composed between 1915-1919. One day a couple months ago, I heard on my radio some piano music and I recognized the melody and immediately thought it was Mompou. After a moment, and listening more carefully, I realized that it was Mompou's melody, but different harmonies than in the piece I thought it was. Turned out, it was by Manuel Blancafort and he used the same folk tune as Mompou did in one of his Cancions and Danzas. I'm not sure which composer 'borrowed' the folk tune first, but it was fun for me to listen to the different choices of harmonies each composed used, and then I also knew that I wanted to actually get the music for Blancafort's version. Took awhile to get the book mailed to me, but I finally received it. To anyone else interested in Mompou, besides the last piece in this set which uses the same folk tune, I hear a lot of similarities between the piece, "Birds in April's Sky", and Mompou's "Jeunes filles au jardin" (Girls in the Garden). Another tidbit--Mompou and Blancafort were part of a group of Catalan composers who joined together in 1920 and founded Asociación de Compositores Independientes de Catalunya. The members of this group wanted to create new Catalan music that although more modern in character was still deeply rooted in the musical heritage of the area. Mompou and Blancafort were the two most prominent characters and in many ways shared similar views on music. Blancafort - Notes d'Antany, no. 1 "When Autumn Comes" Blancafort - Notes d'Antany, no. 2 "In the Garden" Blancafort - Notes d'Antany, no. 3 "Lament" Blancafort - Notes d'Antany, no. 4 "The Joyful Companions" Blancafort - Notes d'Antany, no. 5 "Childhood Memory" Blancafort - Notes d'Antany, no. 6 "The Moon Shines" Blancafort - Notes d'Antany, no. 7 "Birds in April's Sky" Blancafort - Notes d'Antany, no. 8 "Folk Theme"