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Offline S Clark

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Finding "new" composers
« on: July 30, 2020, 06:31:03 AM »
I'm a classical and jazz listener.  And that means there's not much new under the sun, but sometimes you happen upon a lesser known gem. 
And in a box set of Spanish piano music is a cd of a composer I'd never heard of... Frederico Mompou, who composes little gems of music like pearls on a string.  Written mostly in the 1920s and later, they are part Eric Satie and part Claude Debussey.   Check them out.
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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 09:07:54 AM »
  Thanks. Recently discovered Mike Wofford Jazz piano.


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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 03:20:13 PM »
Are you listening to digital or LP's of Frederico Mompou?

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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 03:35:41 PM »
Are you listening to digital or LP's of Frederico Mompou?

I ran across his work in a cd box of Spanish piano music, but I've been looking around Discogs to see what available on vinyl.  When I get back from the beach in a day or so, I'll probably have an lp or two headed my way.
The cd set is "Espana Piano Works pianist Jean-Francois Heisser available at Amazon reasonably.
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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 06:36:11 PM »
Just looked him up on Tidal- nitpicking yes, but the vast majority of his work is listed under frederic- frederico turned up very few results. I believe it’s the same person. Thanks, I will listen more tomorrow. As a good friend once said- “Piano music elevates the level of conversation”.
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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 05:55:45 AM »
Just looked him up on Tidal- nitpicking yes, but the vast majority of his work is listed under frederic- frederico turned up very few results. I believe it’s the same person. Thanks, I will listen more tomorrow. As a good friend once said- “Piano music elevates the level of conversation”.
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Yes, it's the same person.  Frederico is the way it was spelled on my cd of his work, but the albums I've looked at on Discogs seem to use the Frederic spelling.  I've been listening on You Tube to more of his work.  He's definitely a nice discovery. 
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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 07:39:10 AM »
Scott did you outbid me on a digital LP, piano, lady on front?  :lol:

I forgot to check it.

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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 10:44:36 AM »
Scott did you outbid me on a digital LP, piano, lady on front?  :lol:

I forgot to check it.
Nope, not me.  I've got some coming from Discogs, but nothing from Ebay.  Was the "lady" Alicia de Larrocha?  I've got one of her lp's on the way.  I've got a 5 cd box of Mompou works on the way from Romania that will get here... someday???
There is lot's of Mompou available from Europe, but not much here in the states. 
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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 10:59:04 AM »
Scott did you outbid me on a digital LP, piano, lady on front?  :lol:

I forgot to check it.

I checked Ebay to see one of de Larrocha's Mompou albums just sold for $10.50- a fair price.  The shipping from the Netherlands is stated at $5, but I've seen them raise the rate after the auction is over- so I don't bid on stuff from overseas unless I have contacted the seller and gotten a firm shipping price.
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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 09:05:48 PM »
Scott did you outbid me on a digital LP, piano, lady on front?  :lol:

I forgot to check it.

I checked Ebay to see one of de Larrocha's Mompou albums just sold for $10.50- a fair price.  The shipping from the Netherlands is stated at $5, but I've seen them raise the rate after the auction is over- so I don't bid on stuff from overseas unless I have contacted the seller and gotten a firm shipping price.

Netherlands is always $30

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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2020, 10:18:20 PM »
I found one that I really like, from what I have heard so far, but not well known to my knowledge. Bogdan, from Romania, 
featured on Norway's Got Talent. Here are some selections.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzoO3BpCj70

Wrote entire piece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aknKDirT4yk

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Re: Finding "new" composers
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2020, 10:43:28 PM »
I found one that I really like, but not well known to my knowledge. Bogdan, from Romania, 
featured on Norway's Got Talent. Here are some selections.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzoO3BpCj70

Wrote entire piece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aknKDirT4yk

cheers

steve

Thank you, Steve. Found him on Roon.
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