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Roger Padullés: Mompou Songs (Rosenblatt Recitals)
Roger Padulles (Tenor); Iain Burnside (Piano);
The Catalan tenor presents a studio recording entirely devoted to the beautiful songs of his great Catalan-Spanish compatriot, Federico Mompou (1893-1987). Though Mompou’s fame rests largely on his solo piano works, his many songs comprise the other genre for which he is recognised as a twentieth-century master. Roger Padullés is accompanied by the noted accompanist Iain Burnside.
Presenting the major singers of today and the stars of tomorrow, the Rosenblatt Recitals are London's only world-class season of opera recitals. This new partnership with Opus Arte will see 5-6 CDs released per year, based predominantly on studio recordings with occasional bonus live tracks.
"... this beautifully crafted all-Mompou recital featuring a young Catalan tenor has the double virtue of introducing a promising young tenor in little-known music... Roger Padulle's warm, youthful tenor makes an attractive guide to this intriguing repertoire." (Gramophone)
"Burnside brings out all the colours of Mompou's chromatic ornamentation, overlaying a firmly tonal or modal base, and is particularly adept, as in the Canço de la fira, at elucidating Mompou's intricate part-writing." (BBC Music Magazine ★★★★)
"This is a delightful disc that should be heard by everyone with an interest in art-songs." (Musicweb International)