Spanish Composers

Federico Mompou | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Federico Mompou. This episode features Soprano Maria Jette. Federico Mompou 1893-1987 A piano miniaturist and songwriter, Catalan composer, Federico Mompou created a small but highly personal body of work. He began to study the piano…  Read More

Javier Busto

Javier Busto | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Javier Busto. Javier Busto b. 1949 The Basque composer, conductor, and doctor Javier Busto is known for his gorgeous choral music. Born in Hondarribia, San Sebastián, Spain, Busto spent his childhood and adolescence as a…  Read More