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.
Very successful version of the original Sonata for violin and piano No. 1.
This piece clearly shows post-impressionist traits, modal turns of phrase, a wealth of registers, a constant rhythm, a taste for chromatic modulations and a mastery of counterpoint. Although the alto saxophone is undoubtedly the protagonist throughout the piece, the piano is not restricted to an accompanying role but is instead clearly involved in the...
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.
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.
The work is written in ternary form and broadly speaking it is composed as an improvisation. After a short introduction, appear the main lyrical theme on the horn. In the middle of the piece there is a section in a jazz style, which has some interesting figures on the piano. The most noteworthy features is its expressive depth, which is at its greatest in...