Music of the Day: Mompou – Paisajes no.2 “El Lago”

Today’s piece is “El Lago (The Lake)”, the second of three piano pieces by Federico Mompou (1893-1987).
“El Lago” is inspired by Barcelona’s Montjuic Park, but this piece is not so much a picturesque depiction of nature as it is a abstracted and polished beauty that has been cut out of the composer’s inner landscape.

Leif Ove Andsnes (pf)