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ACD22651 - June, 2012

Lekeu: Trio et Quatuor avec piano

Belgian composer Guillaume Lekeu graces neither concert programmes nor the pages of music history. These absences owe to the tragic brevity of his life, which typhoid fever ended the day after he turned twenty-four. Nonetheless, as composer Paul Dukas noted, in these few brief years Lekeu developed “an extraordinary maturity of thought and technique that many older composers would envy.” He cultivated these qualities with the assistance of his teachers César Franck and then Vincent d’Indy. Both championed chamber music, a sphere in which Lekeu produced some of his finest works, including the two pieces that appear on this new ATMA recording.

Founded in 2000, Trio Hochelaga rapidly distinguished itself on the Canadian musical scene as one of the country’s most important musical ensembles. Violinist Anne Robert, cellist Paul Marleyn and pianist Stéphane Lemelin share their passion for the chamber music repertoire ranging from the classical era to contemporary music. Trio Hochelaga is joined by Toronto Symphony Orchestra violist Teng Li in Lekeu’s Quartet.

 

 
 
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Disque No 1

Trio avec piano
Lekeu, Guillaume
40:32
$7.49
1
Lent - Allegro

12:08
$3.99
2
Très lent

11:21
$3.99
3
Très animé

6:59
$2.99
4
Lent

10:04
$2.99
Quatuor avec piano et cordes
Lekeu, Guillaume
25:34
$5.99
5
Dans un emportement douloureux et très animé

14:58
$3.99
6
Lent et passionné

10:36
$2.99