DISCOGRAFIA

ARS BREVIS

60 peces d'un minut


Chopin, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Stanford,
Cui, Grieg, Borodin, Sibelius, Liadov, Dohnányi,
Catoire, Fibich, Scriabin, Roslavets, Ravel,
Debussy, Honegger, Poulenc, Milhaud, Mompou,
Gerhard, Blancafort, P. Donostia, Bartók,
Prokofiev, Kabalevsky, Schostakovich, Schoenberg,

Webern i Masó.

FREDERIC MOMPOU

Piano Music Volume 1

Les 13 cançons i danses
Charmes
Scénes d´enfants


"This delectable disc is simply not to be missed. (...) Jordi Masó shapes phrases lovingly, with just the right amount of flexibility and shows great sensitivity in dynamics and tonal coloration".
Lionel Salter. Gramophone, March 1999

"La surprise sera donc de taille: dès les premières mesures de Cançons i danses, Jordi Masó montre une parfaite compréhension de cet univers si particulier et si difficile" (CHOC)
Pablo Galonce. Le monde de la Musique, desembre 1998

"Beautiful playing, and finely recorded" (*****)
Michael Oliver. Classic CD, May 1999

"Masó is a superb pianist: honest, expressive and imaginative. He combines a transparent sound with a natural, unforced feel for the subtle rhythms"
John Bell Young. American Record Guide, 1.3.1999

PG *** Penguin Guide

FREDERIC MOMPOU

Piano Music Volume 2

12 Preludis
Suburbis
2 diàlegs
Cançó de bressol
Cants màgics
Fetes lontaines


"Once again all is presented with an exemplary, crystalline clarity, and if the manner is unusually robust it is never less than musicianly. (...). Masó´s boldness is potent and arresting in its own distinctive way,(...) his playing is both vital and idiomatic. Volume 3 is eagerly awaited."
Bryce Morrison. Gramophone, March 2000

"These works are elegantly and tastefully performed by Jordi Masó.(...) There is charm, elegance, wit and grace in his playing".
Walden Hughes. American Record Guide, 1.5.2000

"Jordi Masó displays genuine affinity for Mompou´s gentle idiom".
Jed Distler. Classics Today, 1999

FREDERIC MOMPOU

Piano Music Volume 3

Variacions sobre un tema de Chopin
Trois variations
Souvenirs de l´exposition
Paisatges
Pessebres
Impresions íntimes. Planys


"Jordi Maso is a skillful and strong pianist completely at home in this idiom. A survey of Spanish piano music from him would be a most worthy challenge. Here's is hoping."
Harold C. Schomberg. American Record Guide. January/February, 2001

"The performance of Mompou´s Variations on a theme by Chopin are most impressive. (...) Jordi Masó´s sympathy for this music is never in doubt and all three discs are recommended to enterprising collectors".
Jeremy Nicholas. International Piano Quarterly. Spring 2001

"La íntima, melancólica y evocadora música de Mompou (...) tiene en Jordi Masó a uno de sus más comprometidos defensores actuales (...). Las Variaciones son en las manos de Masó una completa obra maestra."
Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro. Ritmo, Noviembre 2000

FREDERIC MOMPOU

Piano Music Volume 4 

Música Callada
Muntanya (Dansa)
El Pont


"A valuable, thought-provoking addition to Masó´s intelligent, well-played cycle.(...) All for books of Música Callada are played by Jordi Masó with an admirable delicacy and commitment."
Bryce Morrison, Gramophone, December 2002

"Masó is a sensitive pianist, with an admirable musicality. A beautiful integrale".(*****)
Frédéric Cardin, La Scena Musicale, Vol.8 No.2

"Música Callada is Mompou´s most admired cycle of pieces. They´re mostly quiet, almost static, rhythmically simple though harmonically subtle. They are beautifuly played here and sympathetically recorded".(*****)
Adrian Jack, BBC Music Magazine, 2002

"Jordi Masó, qui termine avec cette oeuvre emblématique une intégrale chaleureuse, laisse opérer la magie de Mompou avec des sonorités chaudes et douces, avec des nuances délicates et une remarquable lumière intérieure". (5 Diapasons)
Jerome Bastianelli, Septembre 2002

FREDERIC MOMPOU

Piano Music Volume 5

Marisa Ruiz (piano), Marc Oliu (violín), Joan Antoni Pich (violonchelo)

Perimplinada (version for piano)
Ballet
Glossa sobre Au clair de la lune
Romanca
Moderato expresivo
Fantasia sobre Au clair de la lune
Altitud
El pont (version for cello and piano)
Comptines I-III (version for piano four hands)


"This is more than a mere appendix to Masó's excellent solo series. Don Perlimplín is a moving theatre work of gorgeous quality, and ensures that this Naxos CD is one to which I'll be returning very often".
Christopher Webber, Zarzuela.net April 2010


FREDERIC MOMPOU

Piano Music Volume 6

Works composed between 1911 and 1918


"All this music is finely recorded and played with special devotion by Jordi Masó, who also provides a superbly informed essay".
Bryce Morrison, Gramophone, October 2011

"One of the many pleasures of this disc is hearing how beautifully Masó integrates left and right hand...a most attractive issue. Masó's playing here is both distinguished and delightful".
Dan Morgan, MusicWeb International, October 2011

FREDERIC MOMPOU
Complete Songs 1


"Beguilingly performed by two artists who really know and care about this rarely-heard, eminently worthy repertoire".
David Vernier. ClassicsToday.com, March 2015

"Detailed and sensitive performances by soprano Marta Mathéu and pianist Jordi Masó... Masó's piano contributions are exemplary, whether delicate or grandly virtuosic, and his color palette infinitely varied. Mathéu's singing shows a fine line and sensitive handling of text... She approaches all the music, even the children's songs, with honesty and a clear, engaging tone, and has plenty of voice for dramatic moments...".
Judith Malafronte. Opera News, September 2015

FREDERIC MOMPOU
Complete Songs 2


"Mathéu's voice is not too big for these intimate pieces, and Masó, who has also recorded Mompou's piano music, has the touch and expertise in this milieu that make him an ideal accompanist. The release of this (and the equally excellent vol. 1 by the same artists) makes me a happy man".

Steve Holtje. Cultura Catch. BEST CLASSICAL ALBUMS 2015



HOMENATGES A MOMPOU

Obres de Manuel Blancafort, Xavier Montsalvatge, Joaquim Homs, Josep Soler, Joan Guinjoan, Ramon Humet, Agustí Charles, Anna Cazurra, Víctor Estapé, Josep Mª Guix, Jordi Masó, Joan Albert Amargós, Miquel Roger, Joan Comellas, Francesc Taverna-Bech, Antoni-Olaf Sabater, Antoni Besses i Benet Casablancas.


"Jordi Masó, autèntic deus ex macchina d´aquest disc, confirma una vegada més dues de les seves virtuts més centrals. D´una banda, la gran devoció per la música pianística catalana, de la qual s´ha constituït darrerament el màxim valedor, i de l´altra, el coneixement profund d´aquesta obra i de la capacitat per transmetre-la amb una idoneïtat estilística privilegiada. Les seves interpretacions resulten d´una credibilitat i d´una convicció enormement gratificants".
J.C.C., Revista Musical catalana

"La diversidad de estilos y procedimientos de tan variado programa, sirve además para admirar una vez más el alto nivel de Jordi Masó, aquí extraordinariamente versátil."
J.P.. Scherzo, Enero 2004

CATALAN PIANO ALBUM

Obres de Frederic Mompou, Ricard Viñes, Josep Mª Ruera, Xavier Montsalvatge, Enrique Granados, Joaquim Nin-Culmell, Joan Massià, Manuel Blancafort, Isaac Albéniz, Joaquim Malats, Ricard Lamote de Grignon, Joaquim Serra, Enric Morera, Robert Gerhard, Agustí Grau, Xavier Gols, Joaquim Zamacóis


"Particularly appealing are the three miniatures by Nin-Culmell. Mompou's Canço i Dansa No. 13, origially for guitar, has been faithfully transcribed for piano by Masó. Viñes´ two pieces included here are little gems. Zamacóis's 'Sardana', which is virtuosic and overflowing with high spirits, is a real tour-de-force played brilliantly by Masó. This is a well-recorded, well-played CD filled to the brim with wonderful music. It is hard to imagine anyone disliking it."
Scott Morrison

"This is a great CD! Jordi Masó sounds relaxed and plays with a light touch, but he also has the range of depth to express drama and emotion".
Miguel Muelle. MusicWeb International

JOAQUÍN TURINA

Piano Music Volume 1

Danzas gitanas op. 55; op. 84
Danzas andaluzas op. 8
Danzas fantásticas op. 22
2 danzas sobre temas populares españoles
Bailete (Suite de danzas del siglo XIX) op. 79


"This disc is charming and entertaining, especially when played with the sympathy and sensitivity that the always dependable Jordi Masó brings to it. His range of touch and ability to bring out the almost orchestral colouring of Turina´s piano writing are most impressive, and he infuses a supple liveliness into the underlying dance rhythms that this music always requires. A promising start to what is likely to be an interesting series".
BBC Music Magazine, February 2005

"Jordi Masó is one of Spain´s leaging pianists. His playing is controlled and idiomatic."
Patrick C. Waller, MusicWeb

"I´ve reviewed a disc by Masó before and I remain impressed by the Barcelona-born musician. He has a good, crisp touch and an active command of the idiom."
Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb

"Masó handles Turina´s not inconsiderable technical demands with easy, and modulates his attractive sonotity to emphasize the composer´s entrancing harmonic ingenuity. The playing also boasts attractive rhythmic character.(...) There´s much to be said for Masó´s always thoughtful mastery. A release that indicates the beginning of a satisfying cycle".
Jed Distler, Classics Today

JOAQUÍN TURINA

Piano Music Volume 2

Sonata Romántica op.3
Sonata-Fantasía op. 59
Rincón Mágico (Desfile en forma de sonata) op. 97
Concierto sin orquesta op. 88

"I was impressed by Jordi Masó´s playing.(...) This should not be missed".
Patrick Waller. MusicWeb International.

"The Sonata Fantasia is well truly on my list of "Desert Island Discs". It is a beautiful and gorgeous work of art.(...).Jordi Masó has a clear empathy with Turina´s music and never allows the dichotomy between the Spanish influence and the suavity of French Impressionism to become confused(...). There is no dubt that this music is highly virtuosic, yet Masó never plays to the gallery. I await the remaining recordings with bated breath!".
John France. MusicWeb International.

Jordi Masó has the technique to do justice and is at all times accurate. Recommended".
Phillip Scott. Fanfare (March/April 2006)

"Jordi Masó has ample technique and a fine sense of taste. He uses an enormous palette of colors in his performances, and always maintain an underlaying carpet of good taste and finesse".
Kevin Sutton. MusicWeb International

"El disco muestra las excelentes cualidades pianísticas de Jordi Masó: sonido limpio, claridad en los planos y una sensibilidad exquisita(...).Un intérprete idóneo en este refinado mundo de bellas y evocadoras atmósferas".
J.C.G. Ritmo (Diciembre 2005)

JOAQUÍN TURINA
Piano Music Volume 3

Sevilla (Suite Pintoresca), Op. 2
Mujeres Españolas (Primera Serie), Op. 17
Mujeres Españolas (Segunda Serie), Op. 73
Mujeres de Sevilla, Op. 89


"I don´t suppose these performances from Jordi Masó will ever be surpassed, his instinctive feel for the idiom, with every phrase lovingly shaped, is a pure joy from beginning to end (...) This is the most pleasurable piano disc I have heard this year by a large margin".
David Denton. "David´s Review Corner", October 2006

"This release is Volume 3 in Jordi Masó's Turina series for Naxos, and I enjoyed it even more than the previous one. The Catalan pianist approaches this music with sensitivity, and a warm recording helps him bring out the gentleness as well as the spirit of these ladies of Spain".
Phillip Scott. Fanfarre, June 2007



JOAQUÍN TURINA

Piano Music Volume 4


Niñerías I
Niñerías II
Jardín de niños

Miniaturas


"Jordi Masó vuelve a ser el encargado de transportarnos al mundo sonoro de Turina y de nuevo lo hace magníficamente bien.(...) Cabe destacar el constatado poder expresivo del pianista catalán, soberbio hasta el final".
J.C.G. "Ritmo" Octubre 2007

"With Masó, I only wish that every child (including myself a few years back) had teachers who could instruct them in the art of how to achieve insight with such tecnically accessible material. Masó has made me fall in love with music that I had dismissed just months ago."
French. American Record Guide

JOAQUÍN TURINA

Piano Music Volume 5


Contes d´Espagne (1er Série) op. 20
Contes d´Espagne (2ème Série) op. 47
Souvenirs de l´Ancienne Espagne op. 48

Silhouettes op. 70


"Turina was a fine pianist and his piano music is sufficiently challenging to make it fun to play and rewarding to hear (...) Jordi Masó is a fine, sensitive, technically secure pianist."
Scott Morrison

"Masó's mastery of this repertoire is never in doubt: his melodies sing and his rhythms snap. The recording of the piano is suitably warm. An enjoyable disc..."
Phillip Scott. Fanfarre, September 2009

JOAQUÍN TURINA
Piano Music Volume 6

Ritmos, Op. 43 (version for piano)
Fantasia sobre 5 notas, Op. 83
Fantasia italiana, Op. 75
Fantasia cinematografica, Op. 103
Fantasia del reloj, Op. 94
Poema fantastico, Op. 98


"Jordi Masó has done excellent work in this ongoing series, and he's in excellent form here. He makes everything sound natural, rhythmically pointed, and builds the climaxes without banging. Turina was, notoriously, a gentle soul who liked his music played with elegance, and Masó does just that".
David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com April 2011

JOAQUÍN TURINA

Piano Music Volume 7


Álbum de viaje Op. 15
Viaje marítimo Op. 49
Evocacions Op. 46
Mallorca Op. 44

Tarjetas postales Op. 58


"This CD is a graceful and romantic delight from beginning to end... I cannot imagine better more idiomatic performances than these utterly gentle and effortless ones by Jordi Masó. Beautiful piano sound, also".
Steven Kruger, Fanfare, March 2012

"Jordi Masó tiene esta vez la misión de transportarnos a cada uno de estos mundos lejanos, y vuelve a hacerlo con nota. Como no podía ser de otra manera, las Tarjetas postales desde varios puntos de España cierran un magnífico disco cuyo contenido y sobre todo, su interpretación, merecen un lugar privilegiado en la serie de Naxos".
Jordi Caturla González. Ritmo Febrero 2012

JOAQUÍN TURINA

Piano Music Volume 8

Jardins d'Andalousie
Le Quartier de Santa Cruz
Las musas de Andalucía
En el cortijo


"Masó does the music proud. His playing is superlatively responsive and idiomatic. The recording has sufficient bloom to lend romantic enchantment to Turina's visions of his beloved homeland".
Paul Corfield Godfrey 2012 MusicWeb International

JOAQUÍN TURINA
Piano Music Volume 9

Coins de Séville Por las calles de Sevilla
Contemplación
Desde mi terraza
La leyenda de la Giralda


"In Masó you have an ideally committed and affectionate master of the idiom, finely recorded".
Bryce Morrison. Gramophone, November 2013

"Maso brilliantly advocates a fascinating but overlooked Spanish composer. The sound is clean and warm. Maso's remarkable versatility and vibrancy secure interest in the project. I look forward to future volumes".
Sang Woo Kang. American Record Guide, January 2014

JOAQUÍN TURINA
Piano Music Volume 10

El castillo de Almodóvar
Rincones de Sanlúcar
Tocata y fuga
Partita
Preludios
Pieza Romántica


"Masó certainly has the full measure of this music, playing it with insouciance and verve, and furthermore he is well recorded technically, which makes the record a joy to hear. If you are a Turina fan, this disc is mandatory for your collection".
Lynn René Bayley. Fanfare, May 2015

"Jordi Masó has proved himself to be the perfect pianist for this project. His sure technique and his unflamboyant pianistic imagination are everywhere evident, and his perceptive, and audibly affectionate, affinity with the work of the composer is audible in pretty well every bar".
Glyn Pursglove. MusicWeb International, May 2015

JOAQUÍN TURINA
Piano Music Volume 11

Verbena madrileña
En la zapatería
Linterna mágica
El circo
Radio Madrid


"Jordi Masó has continued to impress with his playing and his commitment to Turina's music. It is an exciting project that has revealed many hidden treasures. As I have got to know Turina's music, I have become increasingly impressed...".
John France. MusicWeb International, September 2015

"These ingenious program music pieces are lost treasures of 20th century piano music. Masó knows this music better than anybody else, and Naxos' engineers have settled into a fine, somewhat intimate acoustic for the series. Very highly recommended".
EDITOR'S CHOICE James Manheim. AllMusic.com, October 2015

JOAQUÍN TURINA
Piano Music Volume 12


Recuerdos de mi rincón
La Venta de los Gatos
Navidad
El Cristo de la Calavera


"What a feat by Jordi Masó. He has a complete grasp of Turina's language and musical needs and he is aided by a perfectly serviceable recording."
Gary Higginson. MusicWeb International, November 2016

"Jordi Masó continúa oficiando con maestría este mundo del compositor sevillano, mostrando un gran dominio del instrumento y su sonoridad le permite conciliar equilibradamente los momentos de mayor fuerza expresiva del romanticismo tardío con las influencias impresionistas".
José Luis Arévalo, Febrero 2017

JOAQUÍN TURINA

Música per a violí i piano

(amb Eva León, violí)


Sonata No. 1 op. 51
Sonata No. 2 (Sonata española) op. 82
Euterpe op. 93 nº2
El poema de una sanluqueña op. 28
Variaciones clásicas op. 72


"Eva León and pianist Jordi Masó give performances that are both accurate and charismatic".
James Manheim, All Music Guide



CLAR DE LLUNES

Frederic Mompou, Manuel Blancafort, Joaquín Turina, José Antonio Donostia, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Déodat de Severac.

ROBERT GERHARD

Piano Music (Complete)

2 apunts
Soirées de Barcelona (suite for piano)
Dances from "Don Quixote"
3 Impromptus

JOAQUIM HOMS

Sonata n.2


"Jordi Masó plays with subtlety and delicacy and a gorgeous tone. (...). This release is essential.(...) In every way, this is a first-class release".
Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide, November/December 1996

"Jordi Masó´s playing is nimble, beautifully lucid and sensitively nuanced (...). He also achieves a considerable range of colour".
Lionel Salter. Gramophone, September 1996

"Masó´s interpretations are masterly. His fingerwork is neat, his dynamic control impeccable".
Wadham Sutton. BBC Music Magazine, November 1996

JOAQUIM HOMS

Piano Music Volume 1


Variacions sobre un tema popular català
7 peces
7 Impromptus
2 Soliloquis


"Joaquim Homs is fortunate to have in Mr. Masó such a sympathetic interpreter and first class pianist".
John Bell Young, American Record Guide, 1.9. 1999

"Masó plays these pieces with care and sensitivity. Pianist and music lovers alike searching for unhackneyed, moderately demanding repertoire will want to investigate this disc".
Jed Distler. Clasics Today 1999

"I can only hope that Joaquim Homs (...) finds a more attentive and enduring audience, because his music is substantive and very worthwhile(...). Pianist Jordi Masó sounds like a convincing interpreter here, catching the subtleties and mostly dark colours with deft skill".
Robert Cummings, Classic@Cosmik 1999

"El gran piano español del siglo XX".
Pedro González Mira, Ritmo Septiembre 1999

JOAQUIM HOMS

Piano Music Volume 2


Sonata No.1
3 invencions sobre un acord
Entre dues línies
Vals del carrussel
Evocacions
Remembrances


"Jordi Masó (...) obviously has a deep understanding of and a real sympathy for Homs´music which he plays with assurance and conviction".
Hubert Culot, Music on the Web June 2002

"The excellent Jordi Masó(...), crisp and decisive when needed, seems an ideal interpreter, and the recording is excellent".
Calum MacDonald, International Piano, September/October 2002

"Masó es confirma una vegada més no només com un excel.lent pianista, sinó també com un gran coneixedor de la música actual, que interpreta amb absoluta seguretat".
Josep Pasqual, CD Compact, Febrer 2003

JOAQUIM HOMS

Piano Music Volume 3


Tres sardanes
Andante
Sonata No. 2
9 apunts
Toccata
Díptic II
Record del mar
Vals de suburbi
Presències

"Homs was an important composer whose achievement was long overlooked. Jordi Masó plays beautifully as ever; and his dedicated advocacy and impeccable technique pay high dividends. These three volumes of Homs´piano music are a brave venture, and a heart-felt tribute to a most distinguished composer whose beautiffully crafted and sincerely expressive music can no longer be ignored. Strongly recommended".
Hubert Culot, MusicWeb, February 2005

"In truth I admire Homs, a composer who has found in Jordi Masó a superb champion with a technique that would meet any challenge".
David Drew, David´s Review Corner, November 2004

JOAQUIM HOMS

Lieder

Elena Gragera, mezzosoprano

Cementiri de Sinera (8 poemes de Salvador Espriu)
Ocells perduts (10 poemes de Tagore)
8 poemes de Josep Carner
Nadal
El caminant i el mur (8 poemes de S. Espriu)


"La mezosoprano Elena Grajera y el pianista Jordi Masó exploran con musicalidad exquisita este universo liderístico".
Javier Pérez Senz, El País, 8-3-2003

"Un CD sincer i admirable, amb l´expert Jordi Masó al piano i Elena Grajera en la part vocal. Els brevíssims poemes expressats musicalment d´una manera sàbia i concisa per Homs troben en Grajera i Masó uns òptims intèrprets".
Josep Pascual, CD Compact

JOAQUIM HOMS: MÚSICA PER A ORQUESTRA DE CAMBRA
(Orquestra de Cambra de Granollers)

Concertino per a piano i orquestra de cambra
Suite per a piano op.1
Diptych I

"Thanks to Jordi Masó´s untiring championing, Homs´ music may now be appreciated for all its worth. I have no doubt about it: Homs was an important composer, and this release offers the best introduction possible to his personal, endearing sound world".
Hubert Culot, "MusicWeb".

IN MEMORIAM JOAQUIM HOMS

Obres de Benet Casablancas, Ramon Humet, Jesús Torres, David del Puerto, Josep Mª Guix, José Luis Turina, Jesús Rueda, David Padrós, Manuel Rodeiro, Joan Guinjoan, Víctor Estapé, César Camarero, Miquel Roger, Alfredo Aracil, Josep Soler, Josep Mª Mestres-Quadreny, Jordi Masó, Ramón Lazkano, Francesc Taverna-Bech, Hèctor Parra, José Mª Sánchez-Verdú i Joaquim Homs


"El pianista Jordi Masó es el responsable de tan sugerente y estimulante antología, de los encargos así como sus versiones y hasta firma una como compositor"(*****)
Luis Polanco, "El Periódico" 24 Marzo 2006

XAVIER MONTSALVATGE

Piano Music 1

3 Impromptus
Siciliana
3 Divertimentos
Ritmos
Elegia a Maurice Ravel
Divagación
Sonatine pour Yvette
Sketch
Recóndita Armonía (for piano and orchestra)


"Fascinating repertoire. Do explore!".
Colin Clarke, Fanfare, Novembre 2010

"I can confidently recommend Jordi Maso on the release under review. He perfectly understands Montsalvatge's temperament and idiom, plays this music very nicely, and is captured in natural, pleasing sound".
Mark L Lehman, American Record Guide, September 2010

XAVIER MONTSALVATGE

Piano Music 2

Alegoria a la memoria de Joaquin Turina
3 piezas para la mano izquierda El arca de Noe

Schubertiana
Pastoral d'Automne
Milonga
Impromptu en el Generalife
5 ocells en llibertat
Bressoleig
Alborada en Aurinx
Improviso epilogal
Concierto de Albayzin

"The Concierto de Albayzín is a substantial piece and a delightful discovery (...) This disc, like Volume 1, receives an enthusiastic recommendation".
Phillip Scott, Fanfare, January 2011

XAVIER  MONTSALVATGE

Piano Music 3

Calidoscopio
Cinco invocaciones al crucificado
Barcelona Blues
Homenatge
Sum Vermis


"Jordi Masó has recorded a great deal of Spanish music for Naxos, but there is nothing routine about his playing. All the performances on this disc are first-rate. Masó and Villalba's warmth definitely suits the divertimentos, and the song cycles are vividly done".
Phillip Scott. Fanfare, January 2013

"Barcelona-born Jordi Masó is a skilled and sympathetic interpreter of his countryman's work and gets expert support from Miquel Villlalba and Barcelona 216. Soprano Pia Freund brings passion, intelligence, and a beautiful instrument to the last two works on the program. All this music is captured in bright, atmospheric sound. Recommended without hesitation.
Lee Passarella. Audiophile Audition, January 2013

"Reputedly one of Montsalvatge's favorites among his own works, the Concierto de Albayzin is a substantial piece and a delightful discovery. Jordi Masó, who has recorded all of Turnia's piano music for Naxos, proves equally at home in Montsalvatge's sharper-edged textures. He is well supported by the small orchestra and cleanly recorded. This disc, like Volume 1, receives an enthusiastic recommendation".
Phillip Scott. Fanfare, January 2011

JOSEP SOLER
Piano Music


Sonata nº3 "El cant de Déu"
Partita
Fragment de Sonata


"Masó´s pianism exceeds the music´s technical and intellectual challenges".
Raymond Tuttle. Fanfare, September/October 1999

"Jordi Masó´s convincing, clear performances make the best possible case for this interesting body of work".
Jed Distler. Classics Today 1999

JOSEP SOLER

Nocturnes


12 Nocturns
Poema-nocturn


"Soler is probably one of the most important -and certainly one of the most influential- Catalan composers of the last fifty or more years.(...) The performances are excellent, the sound quality unsurpassed and the liner notes comprehensive and informative."
Tim Mahon. Music Web, April 2003

WEBERN / SCHÖNBERG / SOLER

De la Vocació a l'Ofici  (Gravació en directe)

Anton Webern: Variacions op. 27
Arnold Schönberg: Peça per a piano op. 11 nº1
Josep Soler: Nocturns nº 1 i nº12

JOSEP Ma. RUERA


Sardanes per a Piano

Tocs de festa
Empúries, la grega
Riells del Fai
La verge catalana
Esplai
Glossa de l´antic ball de les donzelles de Granollers
Tríptic laietà
Ones plàcides a Lloret
A l´entorn de la Porxada


"El CD (...) té el component curiós que la interpretació ha estat confiada al piano en solitari fet que dóna a l´enregistrament una dimensió especial. Una dimensió que fa que hom pugui penetrar més intensament en l´autèntica essència musical d´aquestes obres. (...) La interpretació del pianista Jordi Masó esdevé un al.licient imprescindible per a uns resultats altament interessants".
Jaume Comellas. Revista Musical Catalana

JULI GARRETA

Sonata Do m (1923)


ENRIC MORERA

Tres Danses


"Dues obres interpretades amb el rigor i la musicalitat que caracteritzen a Jordi Masó".
Josep Pasqual. Scherzo

R. LAMOTE DE GRIGNON / J. ZAMACÓIS / J. SERRA

Música de la 2ª República

Ricard Lamote de Grignon: Preludis a l´amic absent. Vals. El convent dels peixos. Allegretto.
Joaquín Zamacóis: Aiguaforts.
Joaquim Serra: Tres peces breus, Dansa.


"Una iniciativa de Jordi Masó, probablement el pianista català que està treballant amb més rigor la música catalana(...). Tot plegat atorga a aquest CD, nascut sense grans ambicions, un interès i una validesa, com a producte artístic en si mateix, notabilíssims. I a això, hi contribueix de forma decisiva l´altíssim nivell interpretatiu assolit per Jordi Masó. El pianista granollerí (...) mostra en la versió d´aquestes composicions una sintonia acuradíssima amb el seu esperit, fruit d´una tasca d´estudi molt aprofondida."
J.C.C. Revista Musical Catalana, Gener 2001

"Interessantíssim compacte. Jordi Masó és l´intèrpret ideal d´aquestes obres. Reconegut traductor de Mompou, l´exquisitesa de les versions de Masó és extraordinària, sempre recolzant-se en una tècnica segura i sense fisures".
Josep Pasqual. CD Compact, Junio 2001

RICARD LAMOTE DE GRIGNON

L´obra per a piano (Volum 1)


Preludis a l´amic absent
Vals
Cucufate
El convent dels peixos
Vesprada
Suite Innominada
4 Sardanes per a piano
Allegretto


"Una obra d´indubtable atractiu, difícilment clasificable, de gran ofici. La sensibilitat, l´habilitat, el rigor, l´estudi i la seriositat de Jordi Masó, el jove pianista de Granollers, presideixen aquest primer volum de la producció completa per a piano de Ricard Lamote de Grignon. Estem davant un intèrpret en paulatina, imparable i sòlida progressió en la seva carrera professional, que seguim antentament".
J.G.M., Scherzo, Maig 2005

RICARD LAMOTE DE GRIGNON
L´obra per a piano (Volum 2)

Horai (Balada japonesa)
Ofrena
Sonatina
Tres cants muntanyencs
Engrunes
Alborada
Epifania


"Jordi Masó sirve todo con excelente entrega y perfección técnica."
J.M. "Ritmo" Junio 2007

JOAN MASSIÀ

Obra completa per a piano


Notes d´estiu
Tres Preludis
Impromptu en sol
El pla de les papallones
Intrada i Giga
Allegro
Sonatina
Apunts

MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO


Piano Music

Cipressi
Il raggio verde
I Naviganti
Alghe
Questo fu il carro della morte
Passatempi
Vitalba e Biancospina
La sirenetta e il peche turchino
Epigrafe
Cantico


"Much of this music is very interesting, intriguing. Jordi masó is a superb pianist and I look forward to hearing him play Liszt."
Paul Shoemaker. Music Web, January 2004

"Jordi Masó is a dependable guide through Castelnuovo-Tedesco´s unfailingly pleasant invention -clean playing and clean recording, the rhythms always beautifully pointed, the phrasing and pedalling suave and assured."
Calum MacDonald. International Piano May/June 2004

"Un disc esplèndid."

P.G.M. Ritmo, Juny 2004



DÉODAT DE SÉVERAC

Piano Music 1

Cerdanya (5 études pittoresques pour piano)
En Languedoc


"Las obras, seleccionadas desde un buen ánimo intención representativo, son acercadas por Jordi Masó en bandeja de plata, como no podía ser menos, porque tan sabiamente trabaja las melodías desnudas de esta ancestral Cerdanya, que recuerdan a Granados, como los argumentos más íntimos de En Languedoc."
J.A.T. Ritmo, Abril 2004

"Spanish pianist Jordi Masó limns these musical oils and aquarelles with grace and sensitivity. The 2001 recordins is studio perfect. Highly recommended."
Philip Anson, La Scena Musicale, March 2004

"This CD is simply too good to be ignored. Jordi Masó plays beautifully throughout, withmuch subtlety and tonal variety, and is superbly recorded. I hope that this is a first volume of a recording of de Séverac´s complete piano output. If so, the present release augurs well indeed, and is warmy recommended."
Hubert Culot. Music Web, March 2004

DÉODAT DE SÉVERAC
Piano Music 2


En vacances
Baigneuses au soleil
Les naiades et le faune indiscret
Sous les lauriers roses


"I enjoyed all the pieces on this disc. The pianist Jordi Masó has taken these works to his heart. He brings sunlight, blue skies and a tang of the Mediterranean into virtually every bar. His sympathy towards this music is clear to any listener. He does not patronise whilst playing some of the more technically straightforward pieces. The CD sound quality is superb".
John France. MusicWeb International, July 2012

"This delicate and delightful music is well served by Jordi Maso, who plays with prismatic color and understated musicality".
Jack Sullivan. American Record Guide, July 2012

DÉODAT DE SÉVÉRAC
Piano Music 3

Le Chant de la terre

Sonate

Stances à Madame de Pompadour
Pippermint-Get


"Catalan pianist Jordi Masó's personable nature comes out in his playing: relaxed and unassumingly expressive, his approach is intelligent without over-intellectualising, listener-friendly without patronising".
Byzantion. MusicWeb International, March 2013

"The recorded sound is very clear and has plenty of presence, which serves Jordi Masó's idiomatic playing well. All admirers of French twentieth century piano music who are not familiar with Sévérac's beautiful and gentle muse should investigate it urgently".
Paul Corfield Godfrey. MusicWeb International, January 2013

PADRE JOSÉ ANTONIO DONOSTIA

Piano Music


21 Preludios vascos
Andante para una sonata vasca
Errimina
Priere
Menuet basque
Vora el Ter
Tiento y canción
Homenaje a Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga


"Masterful and fluid performances by Jordi Masó. His melodic shaping and rhythmic fluency over the course of the 21 Preludes, for example, easily surpasses Ricardo Requejo´s slower and choppier readings on Claves."
Jed Distler, Classicstoday, December 2004

"The recording is excellent and conveys the warmth of the music. The performances by Jordi Masó, a Catalan musician with an eclectic discography already to his name, seems to have a clear understanding of its aims and is totally in character. This is atractive if undemanding music here given every chance to shine."
Gary Higginson, Musicweb, October 2004

"Jordi Masó is a pianist of charm and fire, and brings this tasty music to life with splendid panache. Bravo, Naxos, once again!".
Peter Burwasser, Fanfare

JOAQUIM SERRA

Trio & Cançons

Santiago Juan, violí
Manuel Martínez del Fresno, violoncel
Marta Fiol, soprano

Trio en Mi per a piano, violí i violoncel
Tres peces breus per a piano
Dansa per a piano
13 cançons


"La versió que aquí escoltem és probablement ideal. (...) El pianista Jordi Masó interpreta amb convició i amb la seva habitual eficàcia i solidesa aquestes encantadores composicions.(...) Un gran treball de Masó."
Josep Pasqual, Scherzo

"La interpretació és d´un elevat nivell en el seu conjunt i això ajuda a donar consistència a aquest CD, que al marge del seu interès historicista, és d´una substància musical intrínseca notable".
Jaume Comellas, Revista Musical Catalana

BENET CASABLANCAS
Piano Music

Tres Divertiments (per piano a quatre mans) (2006)
Dues peces (1978)**
Fulla d'àlbum (1993)**
Típtic infantil (2003)*
Tres peces (1986)*
Scherzo (2000)*
Tres aforismes (2003)*
Tombeau (2005)*
Set Epigrames (2000-2003)*
Prelude i Fuga en do (1976)**
Tres Bagatel.les (2003)**

* Jordi Masó
** Miquel Villalba


"Profundidad de trabajo contrapuntístico, brillo, contrastes en manos de dos pianistas excepcionales en estos -y otros- repertorios: Jordi Masó y Miquel Villalba."
Jorge de Persia. "La Vanguardia"

"A pair of pianist is featured, and that works nicely; each tends to highlight different aspects of Casablancas' music. Worth the time and money."
James Manheim. "All music Guide".

SALVADOR BROTONS

Música de Cambra

Leopold String Trio

Trio op.39
Sonata per a violoncel i piano op.19
Sonata per a viola i piano op.28
Quartet amb piano en Mi op.48


"Magnífiques interpretacions (...). El Trio ens permet apreciar les virtuts del pianisme de Jordi Masó, tan en els moments meditatius com en l´electritzant i impetuós final."
Lluís Trullén. CD Compact, Febrer 1995

"Els intèrprets, excel.lents (...). El pianista granollerí Jordi Masó fa un òptim paper en la comesa rectora que tantes vegades adopta el teclat en la música de cambra."
Xavier Casanoves-Danés. Revista Musical Catalana, Setembre 1995

"Unes versions plenes de vida, sense perdre la claredat, ben treballades."
Leopoldo Hontañón. Scherzo, Juliol/Agost 1995

MÚSICA CATALANA PER A FLAUTA I PIANO

Xavier Relats, flauta

Manuel Oltra: Sonatina
Salvador Brotons: Sonata per a flauta i piano nº1
Robert Gerhard: Capriccio
Joaquim Homs: Duet de Vilac
Josep Mª Ruera: Meditació
Xavier Montsalvatge: Serenata a Lydia de Cadaqués
Antoni Olaf-Sabater: Sonatèlia


"Unes interpretacions d´una lluminositat encisadora (...) amb un constant esperit comunicatiu (...). Dos joves intèrprets catalans que posseeixen virtuts inqüestionables."
Lluís Trullén. Revista Musical Catalana, Desembre 1995

"Dos intèrprets que pugen amb força en el panorama musical del nostre país."
Pedro Luna. CD Compact, Maig 1996

"Una visió interpretativa sòbria i propensa a la serenitat, però que no són mai inexpressves."
Leopoldo Hontañón. Scherzo

"Versiones serias y convincentes."
Carlos Vílchez. Ritmo

PAUL HINDEMITH / KARL HÖLLER

Música per flauta i piano

Xavier Relats, flauta

P. Hindemith: Sonata per a flauta i piano
P. Hindemith: "Echo" i "Abendkoncert"
K. Höller: Sonates per flauta i piano nº1 i nº2
K. Höller: Sonatina per piano nº2


"All these moods are expertly picked by Rerlats and Masó. (...). They play this music with enjoyment as well as skill. Relats has an attractive, pastel tone, Masó is a very musical, positive partner and, not only in the solo Sonatina, plays with great perceptiveness.(...) I would be glad to hear more of them".
Michael Oliver, Gramophone, March 2001

"Their approach is as crafty and meticulous as the music. Masó achieves a perfect balance between technical counterpoint and shaped phrases. Relats´ intelligent and sparse use of vibrato defines a gracious line between structure and emotion, especially in the second movement of Hindemith sonata. If you like Hindemith, you will enjoy this recital- the players and composers are a perfect match for each other".
Jessica Johnson, American Record Guide, 5-1-2002

"An excellent recording: these gentlemen from Barcelona are alert, witty and charming".
James H. North, Fanfare May/June 2002

"Les versions són excel.lents i els dos intèrprets són els autèntics protagonistes d´aquest plàcid compacte."
Josep Pascual, Scherzo, Juny 2002

ENRIC GRANADOS
Piano Music Volume 10

En la aldea
2 marchas militares
Triana (Albéniz-Granados)

RAMON HUMET
Música del no ésser

Música del no ésser
Sol de primavera
Vent transparent
Blancor de neu
Núvols brillants