Mompou composed a set of 12 preludes, but only 10 were published in his lifetime. They were divided into two books - the first published in 1930 and the second one in 1952. These two preludes that I play here were finally published in 2004. The first is yet another piece dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha on the occasion of her wedding in 1950. She premiered the piece but Mompou wasn't quite satisfied with the composition because he made some changes on one line (about four bars...if there were bars...which there aren't). According to the text in my book, When the pianist queried him as to which of the two versions she should play, the composer joked, 'one on weekends, the other on weekdays." My book shows both versions and so to make a kind of compromise, I played one version on the first time around and then the second version on the repeat. Hope that's okay.... Anyway, no.11 Prelude is short and sweet, and no. 12 is much darker. Both sound undeniably like Mompou, which is why I like them so much! Mompou - Prelude No. 11 "Andante" Mompou - Prelude No. 12 "Cantabile"