Melodies et Chansons (Voice and Piano). By Federico Mompou (1893-1987). For Piano, Vocal. Vocal Collection. 63 pages. Editions Salabert #SEAS18775. Published by Editions Salabert (HL.50488478).
In his piano works, Mompou showed himself to be a master of exquisite minature with a haunting intimacy. These qualities are no less true of his songs, which are relatively unknown. This beautiful, lyric music is in rather a 20th-century “salon” style, reminding the listener occasionally of Poulenc. 22 songs are included. Songs in French and Catalan.