ALBERT HUYBRECHTS (1899-1938): Chamber Music, Vol. 3 - Suite for Piano and Wind Quintet, Pastorale for 6 Winds, Wind Quintet (Lucas Blondeel [piano], Monnaie Wind Quintet, Tille Van Gastel [flute]), Concertino for Cello and Piano, Sonatine for Flute and Viola, Pastourelle for Viola da Gamba and Piano (Lionel Bams [piano], Carlos Bruneel [flute], Yves Cortvrint [viola], Philippe Pierlot [viola da gamba], Sébastien Walnier [cello]).
Catalogue Number: 01P064
Description: Forced to provide for his mother and brother after his father's death, Huybrechts was prevented from having a normal career and he lived at home, estranged from outside society for most of his life. His music reflects this in its uneasy mixture of anger, vacillation (the Concertino of 1932 and the wind quintet of 1936) and dreamy beauty (the Sonatine and Pastourelle of 1934) while, rather uniquely for his time and place, he forsook the Franckian school for interests in Debussy, Schoenberg (although Huybrechts himself never wrote anything atonal), Bartók, Stravinsky, Honegger and Milhaud. 2 CDs for the price of 1.