Guillaume Lekeu

(1870 - 1894)
Sonata in G Major

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Andrew Hardy, violin
Uriel Tsachor, piano



Live Duo Recital at the Conservatoire Royal Brussels
(February 18, 2005)


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Violin: Josef Guadagnini, Cremona 1783.
Piano: Steinway-D.


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A YouTube video with
Photos
: Brussels, Grand Place, the Flower Carpet
(Theme: "The African Continent"), Aug 15, 2012
© Andrew Hardy

This wonderful and passionate Sonata by Guillaume Lekeu (1870 - 1894) was dedicated to the legendary violinist/conductor/composer, Eugène Ysaÿe, and remains the composer's most popular work. Tragically, after consuming a contaminated sorbet, Lekeu fell ill with typhoid fever and died in Angers only one day after his 24th birthday.