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.
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.
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.
This is a short and highly musical piece which puts the technical skills of the performer to the test.
This Scherzino for viola and piano is designed to demonstrate all the possibilities of the instrument and the player, in terms of both expressiveness and technical skill. It is a work that has remained in his catalogue as a little jewel, a product of his melodic inspiration and profound musical understanding.