The style of Quartet de corda número 1 (String Quartet No. 1) by Lluís Benejam is highly expressive and includes a rhythmic accent to enhance a free and lively melody.
The Viola and Piano Sonata has a constant rhythmical impulse, a liking for long and wide melodies as well as chromatic accompaniments, counterpoint richness, impressionist touches, perfectionism in structure and the use of all the tessitura and different resources as well as sounds coming from the instruments, in this case stressing the use of the viola.
Benejam was an excellent violinist and also an excellent composer. It is therefore hardly surprising that the works he dedicated to this instrument are of the most exquisite quality and discernment.
This is a mature and solid work in which the author once again demonstrates not only his knowledge of the possibilities of the solo instrument but also of the chamber music language.
The collection Three pieces for oboe and string quartet is, then, one of the first scores Lluís Benejam ever composed, despite which the musical language that would later characterise Benejam’s work is already present in its basic form.
In his String Trio No. 1 (1956) Lluís Benejam plays with the sounds of two violins and a viola from a classical premise yet with a modern spirit.
A work which shows a great maturity in the language, a good knowledge of the solo instrument, a wide regulatory freedom and balanced flow of rhythmic variation.
The Symphonic Variations on a theme by Henry Eccles, comprise one Theme, six Variations, one Cadence and a reprise of the theme. These small sections follow one another without any interruption, with the aim of creating a work with a single stroke within a structure is discontinuous in places.
Esguards silents is a piece in three movements, Uncertainty, Bewilderment and Desolation. Each one of them wants to express a emotional state as it could be felt by a child from any country in front of the disasters of a war.
The Prelude and Dance follows a typical structure of Frederic Monpou, and the Finale closes the work.