Homenatge a Mompou for piano (2007)

Marcel Worms, piano

Homenaje a Mompou was commissioned by Dutch pianist Marcel Worms. The premiere took place at a Mompou Festival in Amsterdam in November 2007 and subsequent concerts in Holland, including Hertogenbosch, and the U.S.

“I have always felt very close to Mompou’s music. I performed for him in Barcelona in 1978 right before going to study piano at the Juilliard School in New York City. A few years back, Mompou had performed and lectured on his music at The Juilliard School and he was well remembered and respected there. Mompou was a very imposing and tall man, with very large hands, but with a very gentle and quiet personality. While in New York I studied and performed most of Mompou’s music. The Catalan melodies in his music made me very nostalgic of my country. Later on, the study of Mompou’s music proved to be a powerful influence on my own compositional style. When in the summer of 2006 Marcel Worms approached me with the idea of writing an Homage to Mompou for the 25th anniversary of his death I was thrilled!” (Elisenda Fabregas)

Homenaje a Mompou is a set of three short pieces:

I. Crits en el carrer (Screams in the street)
II. Tengo una muneca vestida de azul (I have a doll with a blue dress)
III. Jocs de carrer (Street games)

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Colores Andaluces (2006) for cello and piano

Colores Andaluces for cello and piano is now published by

Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag in Germany.

At one of the performances of Voces de mi tierra by the Meininger-Trio, Francoise Groben, the cellist, praised my treatment of Spanish music. The result was this collection of short pieces in the Spanish style. Francoise Groben premiered this work at Celloherbst in Germany on October 13, 2006.

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Eric Himy – Homage to Mozart 2006

Recording of Elisenda Fabregas Hommage à Mozart (Premiere 2006) by pianist Eric Himy; recording also includes works by Mozart, Salieri/Himy and Ramette.

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Sonata #1 for Violin and Piano (1994)

Kobayashi/Gray Duo Albany Records – TROY 1081

See review in Strings Magazine (March 2009 issue)

Sonata #1 for violin and piano (1994) has been recorded by the Kobayashi/Gray Duo on the album Feminissimo!. This album also includes music by Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Emma Lou Diemmer, Meira Warshauer, Grazyna Bacewicz, Vitezlava Kapralova, Florence Price, Signe Lund and Anna Priscilla Risher.

Sonata #1 for violin and piano is published by Hidden Oaks Music Company (VP101).
Kobayashi/Gray Duo has been performing Fábregas’s sonata since 2003, including: South African College of Music, University of Cape Town; Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland; 2005 Music Teachers National Association in Seattle; International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) 15th Annual Chamber Music Concert in Washington, D. C.; and 2006 ASTA/NSOA National Conference in Kansas City, MO. 

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