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HUYBRECHTS, Albert

Albert HUYBRECHTS (Dinant, 12 February 1899 - Brussels, 21 February 1938) studied at the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels, where he assumed the position of harmony professor in 1937, a few months before passing away unexpectedly. Within just a few years, marked by moral and material concerns , he built up an impressive body of work, rich and dense, that we have not yet completely penetrated. He was guided by a quest for uncompromising authenticity, his human qualities equal to his musical ones.

His Sonata for violin and piano (1925) is a masterpiece, with which he won the prestigious Coolidge Prize (USA). The very same year, his first string quartet (1924) was awarded the 1st Prize of the d’Ojay Valley Festival (California). Where others might have exploited this double triumph, his outlook was a sort of Puritanism or even asceticism, which made him flee the bourgeois and despise society life.

He continued to work in the same self-effacing manner, without achieving success and facing the same obstacles. Today, Albert Huybrechts has earned indisputable recognition as one of the most sincere and powerfully expressive artists of our time.

[Jacques Albert Huybrechts, © CeBeDeM ; English translation © 2004 by CeBeDeM]

works

  • Aesope - Prélude et double fugue, 1923
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:00:00
  • C'était un soir de féeries, 1920
    Soprano and piano 00:06:00
  • Chant d'angoisse, 1930
    orchestra 00:11:00
  • Chant d'automne, 1920
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • Chant funèbre, 1926
    cello and piano 00:09:00
  • Chant funèbre, 1926
    cello and orchestra 00:09:00
  • Choral, 1930
    organ 00:08:00
  • Concertino, 1932
    cello and piano 00:14:00
  • Concertino, 1932
    cello and orchestra 00:14:00
  • David, 1923
    orchestra 00:18:15
  • Deux poèmes de Emile Verhaeren, 1923
    Mezzo-Soprano and string quartet 00:12:00
  • Divertissement, 1931
    brass and percussion 00:25:00
  • Eldorado, 1928
    Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano and orchestra 00:04:00
  • Eldorado, 1928
    Mezzo-Soprano and orchestra 00:04:00
  • Eldorado, 1928
    Soprano and orchestra 00:04:00
  • Fanfares, 1931
    fanfare 00:07:00
  • Horoscopes, 1926
    Soprano and piano 00:07:00
  • Les Roses de Saadi, 1919
    Soprano and piano 00:04:00
  • Mirliton, 1934
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • Nocturne, 1931
    orchestra 00:06:00
  • Pastourelle, 1934
    cello or viola da gamba and piano 00:06:00
  • Pastourelle, 1934
    viola da gamba and piano 00:06:00
  • Pastourelle, 1934
    cello and piano 00:06:00
  • Pastourelle, 1934
    viola and piano 00:06:00
  • Poème féérique, 1923
    orchestra 00:19:00
  • Prière pour avoir une femme simple, 1934
    Tenor and orchestra 00:04:00
  • Prière pour avoir une femme simple, 1934
    Tenor and piano 00:07:00
  • Quatuor à cordes n°1, 1924
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:32:00
  • Quatuor à cordes n°2, 1927
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:19:00
  • Quintette, 1936
    flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon 00:13:00
  • Sérénade en trois mouvements, 1929
    orchestra 00:16:00
  • Sextuor (Pastorale), 1927
    2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon 00:11:00
  • Sicilienne, 1934
    piano 00:04:00
  • Sonate, 1925
    violin and piano 00:22:00
  • Sonatine, 1934
    flute and viola 00:17:00
  • Suite, 1929
    woodwind instruments and piano 00:17:00
  • Trio, 1935
    violin, viola, cello 00:20:00
  • Trio, 1926
    flute, viola, piano 00:22:00
  • Trois poèmes, 1928
    middle voice and piano 00:09:30
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