Piano Trio in C minor - Piano Quartet (unfinished)

Composers: Guillaume Lekeu
Soloist: Wen-Sinn Yang, Silvia Natiello-Spiller, Antonio Spiller, Oscar Lysy
Genre: Chamber Music
Label: Red Line
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: no
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47567-2
Total Time: 69:54
Recordingdate: 05/1999 + 21.3.1992
Technologie: Digital
Release Date: 1999


Lekeu was a Belgian composer who already died at the age of 24 in 1894. Though he is
almost unknown today he was regarded as a genius by Claude Debussy and by his teachers
C‚sar Franck and Vincent D'Indy. His style was influenced by Franck, Wagner and especially
Beethoven. In expressing deepest emotions and in combining them to a whole plot, however,
he developed music further than any of these composers.
On this CD we discover Guillaume Lekeu in his piano trio and in his last and unfinished piece
- the piano quartet. The Munich based Spiller Trio, formed by first chairs of the Bavarian
Symphony Orchestra (Antonio Spiller - violin, Wen-Sinn Yang - cello and the awarded
pianist Silvia Natiello-Spiller) perform this music with great intensity and vigour.

a highly gifted but neglected composer
- two of Lekeu's most intense pieces
- a stunning performance
- of the Munich based Spiller Trio

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
I. Lent. Allegro
Piano Trio in C minor
12.46 3,00 €
II. Très lent
Piano Trio in C minor
11.26 3,00 €
III. Très animé
Piano Trio in C minor
06.50 2,00 €
IV. Lent. Animé
Piano Trio in C minor
11.00 3,00 €
I. Très animé. Dans un emportement douloureux
Piano Quartet (unfinished)
16.20 4,00 €
II. Lent et passionné
Piano Quartet (unfinished)
11.00 3,00 €


International Record Review (17.06.2004)

"... A magnificent performance ... A most recommendable issue"

BBC Music Magazine (17.06.2004)

4 Stars "Passionate works, played with flair and fire"

Fono froum (17.06.2004)

"An interpretation full of suspense"

Das Orchester (17.06.2004)

"These musicians are the ideal interprets"

The Strad (17.06.2004)

"Exemplary sound quality"

Fono Forum (D) (17.06.2004)

"Flutende Kompositionen, spannende Interpretationen"

Klassik heute (D) (17.06.2004)

"Die Musiker passen auch hier bestens zueinander und ermöglichen eine gute Begegnung mit einem unverwelkten Seitenast des Fin de Siècle"

Fono Forum (D) (17.06.2004)

"Ein Wellen-Psychogramm wird dem Hörer hier geboten. Mal ruht alles in untrüglichem Frieden, dann gischten Gefahren auf, die man nur in tosender Durchfahrt überleben kann. Flutende Kompositionen, spannende Interpretationen."

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