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 general inspiration of the piece stems from traditional music, although no traditional theme is referred to at any point during the piece. It could be described as a stroll (a suite) through various environments and atmospheres which abound with good taste that commences with a delicate, albeit rhythmic prelude introducing the two main elements on...
Two Pieces for String Orchestra have all the charm of Agustí Borgunyó’s language: simplicity, freshness, elegance and direct communication without any kind of speculative interest, with a very Mediterranean air permeating them from the first bar.
This work comes from a very short song written in the spring of 1984 and belongs to a cycle of 20 songs, titled Les quatre estacions (The Four Seasons) with texts by Josep Carner.
This work consists of five complementary movements and, in the words of the author: “it is just a bit of fun, with no other pretension beyond that of passing a bit of time with live and cheerful music, without any more profound intentions”.
The music of Gols is fresh and agreeable with passages and tones that echo traditional Catalan popular music and has been consistently performed over the years by leading contemporary artists.
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.
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.
Borgunyó composed this work in 1940. Developed as a suite, includes four movements or dances from several regions of the Iberian Peninsula : 1. Aragon (jota) 2. Andaluza (saeta) , 3. Galicia (danza), 4. Castilla (paso doble). Score available only in visione. Materials on hire.