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Pianist Haskell Small
Sunday, November 10th at 3:00pm PST
Online sale ends: 11/10/13 at 2:00pm PST
First Congregational Church
900 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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This event will be a solo piano performance of the complete 28-part magnum opus of Federico Mompou, "Musica Callada". As stated in the front piece of Mompou's score,

It is rather difficult to translate and explain the real meaning of "Música Callada" in any language other than Spanish. The great mystic poet San Juan de la Cruz speaks in one of his beautiful poems: "La Música Callada, la Soledad Sonora" [Silent Music, Resonant Solitude] seeking thus to express the idea of a music that would be the very voice of silence. Music retaining for itself its quiet voice, that is, remaining silent while solitude becomes its own music.

This spare yet intense work is inwardly searching, prayerful, searing, and at times explosive. Mostly in very slow tempos, it seeks to explore the very space between life and death, a seemingly static place where there is no pulse. Yet there is remarkable drama in this stark setting, and the piece proceeds through its four books with an increasingly mystical tone, only coming to peace in the final pages. With a strong Catalan flavor, and sometimes with an almost childlike naiveté, this is a fantastic voyage, and a work of extraordinary beauty.

Items Not Allowed
recording, food and drinks, photographing

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3:00pm to 5:00pm
Doors open at 3:00pm

General Admission: $30.00
Senior: $25.00
Student: $20.00

All Ages

First Congregational Church<br> 900 High Street<br> Santa Cruz, 95060



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