GUILLAUME LEKEU (1870 - 1894)
Belgian in origin, Guillaume Lekeu studied in Paris with his compatriot César Franck and with Vincent d’Indy. He died of typhoid fever at the age of 24.
Lekeu is best remembered for his G major Violin Sonata, an intensely lyrical work, and his Sonata for piano. His Sonata for cello and piano and his Piano Quartet were completed after the composer’s death by d’Indy. He also left a completed Piano Trio.
Vocal music by Lekeu includes settings of words of his own, notably the Trois Poèmes.