Composer-pianist to perform complete Mompou work Nov. 14 (with video)


WALLA WALLA — Pianist and composer Haskell Small, will perform “Journeys in Silence,” which features the complete “Musica Callada” by Federico Mompou at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St.

The music is a spare yet intense work that is inwardly searching, prayerful, searing and at times explosive.

“Musica Callada” is a set of 28 pieces that refers to a poem by Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross, who expressed the idea of music as the voice of silence.

Small is chairman of the piano department at Washington Conservatory of Music in Bethesda, Md.

He performs internationally, has recorded numerous CDs and is an award winning composer of music for dance.

The performance is free, donations will be accepted. More about Small can be found here.


Federico Mompou's Musica Callada, Angelico


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