GUILLAUME LEKEU (1870-1894): Violin Sonata in G, Piano Trio in C Minor.
Catalogue Number: 06U053
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Following both Wagner and his principal model, Franck, the predominant mood of Lekeu’s music is melancholy: “Joy is a thousand times harder to paint than suffering,” he once declared, so he “painted” what he knew. These are big, intense and involving works which use the Franckian cyclical unity of form and melody and which only get recorded every few decades so when there’s a new one we’re emotionally obligated to offer it ! Bruno Monteiro (violin), Miguel Rocha (cello), João Paulo Santos (piano).