Trio for violin, cello and piano no. 1 by Lluís Benejam is structured into four movements, has a duration of nearly twenty minutes and an optimistic, romantic feel.
The title Fantasia reflects the free use of the different formal resources used. We can therefore recognise the Variation, the Fugue and the structural elements of the Sonata form that are essential in structuring a work of certain complexity.
The lyric first movement starts the piece with three flutes and alto flute. The second movement, a perpetual motion scherzo, begins with four C-flutes. There is no break between the third and fourth movements, and takes places over an ostinato. The piece comes to a bravura and virtuosic finale.
This work is a tribute to the composer and flutist Robert Dick, who explored the resources of the instrument, The other flute, as Dick called it. The interpreter will perceive this work as a challenge to achieve and will discover a world of sonic possibilities of the flute.
This piece seeks to reflect on the thoughts and worries that come and go, when you travel by train, while linking up with others, with those of other passengers, even, who get on and off the train, bringing their own thoughts, ever more remote, with them, with their gaze lost in infinity. Finally, the train arrives at the station and the travellers...
The work Corn d'or comprises quick, compressed sounds whose density means they can be listened to en masse. In the slow moments the mass deflates and softens, the sound expands and separates, breaking off in the form of phrases, or isolated sounds, with different properties, directions and levels.
Two themes inspired by Verdi serve to create different variations and juxtapositions, which never appear in the same way.
The work Au pays de la soif et de la peur is wonderfully expressive and unfolds in slow movements, making use of the full breadth of the two instruments’ ranges. Although he does not seek virtuosity, the performance of the work demands the utmost of performers, and above all, requires an extreme rapport.
The music of this quintet is clearly thematic and brings together highly chromatic fragments with a profound lyricism.
Tonightingale exudes austerity with clarity and concision.
This work is a small poem with a simple and cantabile language, in which all instruments have the same level of prominence.