Edward Simon, piano
Recorded on July 9, 2020

This past winter, we invited pianist Edward Simon to put together four concerts for our updated Salon series in the War Memorial building. For one Salon, I asked Ed if he would perform a full program of piano works by Catalan composer Federico Mompou, and he graciously agreed to do so. I had heard him play a bit of Mompou on a recording he made with vocalist Luciana Souza several years ago, and I loved the simple elegance of those pieces. They also seemed perfect for our digital Sanctuary series right now. This beautiful and thoughtful video is the perfect way for us to end our Front Row concerts for now, as we take a summer break and look forward to what may come in the fall.


Song And Dance No. 1
Song and Dance No. 2
Song and Dance No. 3
Song and Dance No. 6
Song and Dance No. 8
Song and Dance No. 12

Música Callada Book 1
 I. Angelico
 II. Lent
 III. Placide
 IV. Afflitto e penoso
 VI. Lento molto cantabile
 VII. Lento profond
 VIII. Semplice
 IX. Lento

Prelude No. 8
Prelude No. 9
Prelude No. 10

Produced, engineered and mastered by Matt Carr

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