Federico Mompou Biography
Catalan by birth, Federico Mompou studied in his native Barcelona, before moving to Paris, where, before and after the war, he spent over twenty years. His music, much of it for piano, is economical in means, with something of the sparse texture familiar from Satie, another perceptible influence.Piano Music
Mompou's piano music, including delicately conceived miniatures, is intimately expressive, generally avoiding ostentatious gestures. His early Impresiones intimas (Intimate Impressions) and Scènes d'enfants (Children's Scenes) lead to the later Música callada, four collections written between 1959 and 1967.