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This highly individual music opened with brief ascending gestures tossed back and forth, alternating with islands of repose in which eaxophone figures swam in a pool of quiet tremolos. In writing his “Octet for Wind Instruments,” Stravinsky observed, “I remember what a great effort it cost me to establish an ensemble of eight wind instruments so that they should not overwhelm the listeners with a great display of tone.

Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos

With the scores of young schoolchildren playing saxophone on the Cape, it would seem to be a missed opportunity not to bring the Amherst ensemble back and gather those young tyros together at some place to hear this extraordinary group.

The first desencpos is built on two contrasting themes, one agitated and the other pastoral. Most analyses of pieces for the saxophone only examine a few musical elements, they are generally not a comprehensive examination of the work.

Show full item record Request Copy of Item. Tenor player Yevgeny Dokschuvsky played an effective and pivotal role in providing a link between the baritone and alto parts throughout the concert. This study illustrates the intricacies of the piece, which will enhance the performance of this movement by providing the performers with a deeper understanding of saxophons the movement is organized. Whatever, it was very attractive. The soprano instrument is notoriously difficult to play in tune.

This is Mozart at his “naughty quaryet, having fun with his listeners, putting them on. This inventive and wholly delightful program by the Buffalo-based, world-touring Amherst Saxophone Quartet takes note of the French pride of place in the saxophone world, offering four major 20th century works. In an extremely clever maneuver, the ensemble continued its tradition of ending programs with ragtime pieces, but without breaking the “French Sax” ambience.


He produced a wealth of piano music, songs, chamber music, a symphony, a requiem and film music. Consequently, the saxophone has always been presumed to have had French origins, and it was French composers who first championed the instrument, both in solo context and ensembles. The work had opened with an “Anime” movement a bit more disjunct than earlier pieces, with the theme presented in what seemed interrupted segments.

Saxlphone ensemble of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophonists, the quartet is in its 27th year, has played more than works written specifically for their instrumentation not including transcriptions and has appeared in major venues throughout this country and overseas.

It is difficult to find a detailed analysis of a work for saxophone or saxophone quartet. This piece is not tonal because it does not have a traditional key center; nevertheless, Desenclos used some traditional harmonic progressions, bass motion, and harmonies.

In this context It seems arbitrary to single out a favorite moment but for this listener the third ‘movement called “Choral” of Claude Pascal’s Quartet stood out enough to assume a position as the center of the concert. In both repertoire and performance, this was one of the Amherst ensemble’s best programs.

Perhaps the least-telling piece on the program, it did provide opportunity to hear in solo passages the beautiful tone and technique of alto saxophonist David Yusko. The quartet was at its best in the snappy, articulated passages, with rapid passing back and forth among the four instruments. Desenclos’ Qu a tu or p o saxophoe r Saxo ph o n es was commissioned by the French Parliament for the saxophone quartet of Marcel Mule.


And as far as surface tonal sheen is concerned, at many points I sensed a glistening quality, saxopnone like the Ravel String Quartet.

Most of his writing fits into the French tradition, which pays homage to esprit and elegance. Buffalo News Buffalo, NY. JavaScript is disabled for your browser.

Three disarmingly short pieces by Robert Clerisse were lumped together as the fourth major work. The inventor of the saxophone, Saoxphone Sax, was a Belgian instrument maker who lived most of his life in Paris. He is organizing the musical material through the repetition of intervallic content, themes, motives, and rhythms.

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This was dsenclos home with the first notes of the opening work, the Quartet by Alfred Desenclossmooth and suave, with faint jazzy overtones. Quartet in C Major, K. Some features of this site may not work without it. Pierne’s concluding conversation was “animated,” as described, proceeding in brief statements deftly passed from one instrument to another in a curt, often staccato-like manner.

A hint of blues was added to the slow movement, whose ruminative central section was played with such exquisite balance that every reed voice could be followed m detail, and yet the integrity of the ensemble was never broken. A mock serious Introduction was over almost before we could get a fix on it, followed by a fast flowing Scherzo and what spokesman Stephen Rosenthal described as a musical game of hide and seek.

Concluding the work were a slicked-up waltz, still with that feeling of French suavity, and a final perky, almost pointillist romp whose ear-grabbing coda was built on a sequence of dissonant chords and an exclamatory downward run.