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Re: Volodos Mompou PDF
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Yes, I would really like a copy of this transcription thank you

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You can find all transcriptions by Volodos including this one in my dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vdaviyjo...ions/Arcadi%20Volodos/Sheet%20Music?dl=0

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Originally Posted by toyboy
great travesty has been done in the name of love. We know that. Don't we?
LOL

While I am thankful for the transcription too I do agree with toyboys assessment. If anything my assessment would be even less kind! For those that haven't discovered it yet the film footage of "Damunt de tu nomes les flors" featuring Mompou himself accompanying Victoria de Los Angeles in her living room is absolutely essential viewing and listening for anybody interested in this piece

After the spectacular recordings by Mompou himself (despite recording technolgy issues) the next best interpreters of his works for me so far have been Alicia de Larrocha and Stephen Hough — still don't know Carmen Brava's recording(s) if they exist but would assume they must be good too since she and the maestro were married

Volodos (like Lang Lang ) may be hugely successful and popular ~ however they're really not my cup of tea ~ I'm happy for them and their audiences etc. but have little interest in any repeat listenings

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Dear Sir
Yes please - I would very much like to acquire your pdf of Volodos' arrangement of Mompou's Damunt de tu nomes les flors.
Is this for purchase or can you send it to my email which is richard@thepianostudio.co.uk
I run a cancer charity which is new: www.sonovivo.co.uk and a major scholarship programme for gifted young pianists from poorer backgrounds: www.pianomanscholarships.co.uk
I hope very much to hear from you
Best wishes
Richard Meyrick

Re: Volodos Mompou PDF
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Originally Posted by Putsmeiser
You can find all transcriptions by Volodos including this one in my dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vdaviyjo...ions/Arcadi%20Volodos/Sheet%20Music?dl=0

Dear Putsmeiser and all - is the Volodos transcription for Mompou: Damunt de tu Nomes les flors available for sharing? The dropbox page linked above couldn't be found. Thank you!

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toyboy #3020084 09/01/20 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by toyboy
I just want to add my 2 cents in defense of poor neglected Mompou. I am not saying the following to toot my own horn, but rather toot Mompou's piano. I made my own transcription of this, and adhered to his notes, adding the vocal line to the piano accompaniment, sharing both between right and left hand as needed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApIdUvr254U

The piece itself has a very simple, haunting beauty, mourning death. The lines, based on a poem about the death of a lover, describe putting roses petals on her body. Here is a recording of one of the loveliest performances I've found, with Mompou at the piano and Victoria de los Angeles singing (at Mompou's home I believe).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKf6UMKdW9U


Compare either to Volodos arrangement (NOT a transcription!). Perhaps you will be more liberal in your attitude than I. What Volodos does is gild the lilly. And I have had to wonder why he did this other than bring attention to his skills as an arranger (NOT a transcriber). He ruins the spirit of this piece by turning it into a virtuoso showpiece. No, there may not be any copyright violation with Mompou, but if I know Mompou (as much if not more than most) I believe he'd be quiet about this, as was his nature, but I strongly doubt he'd offer any praise to it.

Thank you. I've loved Combat del Somni for a few years and I'm finally working on two songs of the set with a singer, and I feel exactly the same way you do. I wrote a comment to that effect a few years ago on another video of the same Volodo performance- that Mompou was essentially about raw emotion distilled of all excesses, and it's precisely what makes the expression of his music so powerful. He shunned virtuosity, which seemed to only get in the way of the truth that he wanted to lay bare.

Your performance is beautiful- thank you for sharing. I found it slightly on the slow side- the effect for me was sometimes that the phrase stopped in the middle, every two bars (e.g. "damunt de tu--- nomes les flors; tota una vi--- da de perfum), which is felt especially if one has the lyrics running in their head as they listen. It's a shame because it occasionally disrupts the tension, which always builds up over at least 8 bars. (It's interesting to hear how Mompou started in a slightly faster tempo, but de los Angeles then pulled it back and he couldn't but adjust and take her tempo).


"Love has to be the starting point- love of music. It is one of my firmest convictions that love always produces some knowledge, while knowledge only rarely produces something similar to love."
Arthur Schnabel

Re: Volodos Mompou PDF
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I agree with those who think Volodos' arrangement of this piece is ruined by being overly virtuosic. it doesn't fit the simplicity and sadness of the piece.

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Hey toyboy
Your link to Mompou’s performance no longer works


"Music, rich, full of feeling, not soulless, is like a crystal on which the sun falls and brings forth from it a whole rainbow" - F. Chopin
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Re: Volodos Mompou PDF
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I agree with toyboy. Not too familiar with this piece, heard it long ago I think.
Listened to the Youtube tribute to Mompou-Caballe- Aliccia de Larrocha. This piece needs no embellishments to me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruNbXZtHepA

To me what Volodos did was put his stamp on it like musicians who alter Jobim's music.

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Once I had a masterclass with him. I was one of the few "privileged" to have lesson with him. (I was told that he is not teaching nor giving masterclasses). And I can truly say: This guy should never teach. He only gave lessons at the conservatory where I studied at the time because of his friendship with one teacher who, basically, invited him there just to give a lesson to one of his student. But to not make it that awkward, they organised a "selection" with a place for 3 students and I was one of them.
Anyway, Volodos well known for his "overvirtuosic" slamming piano loud as possible.... so I have prepared a surprise for him. The slow movement from Hammerklavier sonata, which I played very, very slow... like 23 minutes. It was so cool how he got nervous like after 10 seconds... but he had to let me play.
And of course, basically he had nothing to say. smile .... in front of the full hall. Some people told me after that we looked like 2 bulls in arena. Nice memories though.

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