Maurice Journeau's catalogue of works comprises 75 works (82 with the works without an opus number). Among them, one may find numerous pieces for piano (piano solo, piano duet). His four sonatinas for piano were considered by him as typical of his music style, even if each one is very different from the three others.
Maurice Journeau composed four sonatinas for piano, his own instrument, probably because this way of writing seemed attractive to him. The Deuxième Sonatine (2nd Sonatina) Op.10 was written in Biarritz on April 1925. The work, full of a brotherly tenderness, was dedicated by the composer to his younger sister. So it is a graceful, gentle piano piece endowed with a very lively atmosphere.
Translation: Chantal Virlet
I. Allegretto piacevole (3'00) - II. Andante (3'30) - III. Scherzo (5'00)
Maurice Journeau was born on November 17, 1898 in Biarritz. In this seaside resort, he had the opportunity of attending numerous concerts of chamber music from his earliest years and this, added to piano practice, inspired him with a desire for composition at the age of nearly fourteen. [...]