Federico Mompou (1893-1987), fue un compositor español, conocido principalmente por sus obras para piano solo. Mompou era un miniaturista en sus obras, casi siempre breves y de una música relativamente improvisada. Su obra se ha descrito como "delicada" e "íntima". Mompou encontró en el verso de san Juan de la Cruz "la música callada" una expresión de su ideal estético: "una música que sea la voz del silencio", sin huecos ni adornos.
Mezzo-soprano Abigail Nims (1979) has established herself as a musician of integrity and versatility, continuing to garner praise for her committed performances of repertoire spanning from the Baroque to contemporary premieres. She has received several awards including those of Santa Fe Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, Yale School of Music, and the American Bach Society/Bach Choir of Bethlehem Competition. She taught voice at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Yale University.
1998- 20 december: eerste uitvoering van Tien studies voor piano van Hans Abrahamsen
Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750) was an Italian composer and oboist during the late Baroque and early Classical era. Although he was from Milan, most of his professional life was spent in London and with Frederick, the Prince of Wales. He had a younger brother, Giovanni, who also became a composer and oboist. gained fame in London as “the greatest [oboist] the world had ever known.” He performed in places such as Lincoln's Inn Fields, Hickford’s Room, Castle concerts, etc.