The treatment that Benejam makes of each member of this family is completely idiomatic, harnesses their respective resources without forcing them and achieves a balance indicative of a deep understanding. These characteristics are present in the Four movements for string quartet, a piece full of both grace and intensity.
This small piece of less than five minutes is much appropriate for starting of a concert.
The four Cançons sobre poemes de García Lorca (Songs on poems of García Lorca) by Miquel Ortega are written in a style that we might call post-falla, with evident Spanish roots, essentially Andalusian, given the nature of the poems.
The Concerto for bassoon and string orchestra was commissioned by bassoonist Vasil Nikolov. This is a concerto with a certain austerity and intimacy, which at the same time allows the bassoon to unleash its captivating and magical capacities. Vasil Nikolov with the Radio Sofia Symphony Orchestra under composer direction recorded it the CD will be...
The Concerto for trumpet and string orchestra by Lluís Benejam has three canonic movements and is impregnated throughout by a certain popular and playful register: despite the fact that Benejam makes no musical allusion to traditional themes at any point, the rhythmic features employed from the very first to the very last beat give it a very...
The Concertino per a clarinet i cordes takes the 20th century concertinos for clarinet as its reference, using the technical resources proposed by such works. In spite of being divided into two parts, the piece is written as a continuous work which is, however, full of contrast.
Concertino for Piano and Strings is characterised by its organic and straight-forward construction, developed with a modesty and simplicity in its musical themes and expressions, which affords it a sense of unity, transparency and clarity.
The Concerto Grosso stands out among the works written by Benejam in Ecuador, an energetic work, robust, with touches of humor and very representative of the personal language of the composer.
In Divertiment de Nadal for string orchestra you may find Les dotze van tocant, La Mare de Déu, Ara ve Nadal, Sant Josep i la Mare de Deu and El timbaler.
The Elegy About an Incaic Theme is a brief piece. This external briefness adjusts perfectly with an internal conciseness of the language, which grants the piece practically symetrical proportions, without the least moment of weakening or discouragement.
Esguards silents is a concerto for guitar and string orchestra in three movements entitled Incertesa (Uncertainty),Desconcert (Bewilderment) and Desolació (Desolation). Each one of them wants to express an emotional state as it could be felt by a child from any country in front of the disasters of a war.
Instants of Nature for string orchestra seeks to create a lyrical and, above all else, expressive vision of nature. Certain landscapes can be linked to subjective moods and feelings.