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All four players are virtuoso masters of their instruments, and baritone player Harry Fackelman was especially polished in his rendition of the original cello line.

This is Mozart at his “naughty boy” best. Tuesday, November 28, Theses and Dissertations []. 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.

Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos

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

In both repertoire and performance, this was one of the Amherst ensemble’s best programs. Click on this photo to enlarge the review.: Show full item record Request Copy of Item. This is Mozart at his “naughty boy”best, having fun with his listeners, putting them on. The soprano instrument is notoriously difficult to play in tune.

Desenclos’ Qu a tu or p o u r Saxo ph o n es was commissioned by the French Parliament for the saxophone quartet of Marcel Mule. 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 how the movement is organized. He was an accomplished composer who held a prominent teaching positions in France.

As the music developed it seemed almost an attempt at impressionist polyphony, if that’s not a contradiction in terms. Everything was played in a very secure, self possessed manner. He won the Paris Conservatory’s prestigious Prix de Rome inand in became the director for the conservatory in Roubaix. An ensemble of desenclis, alto, tenor and baritone saxophonists, the quartet is in its 27th year, saxopgone played more than works written specifically for their instrumentation not including transcriptions and has appeared in major venues throughout this country and overseas.


Three disarmingly short pieces saxophoen Robert Clerisse were lumped together as the fourth major work. The first movement is built saxophobe two contrasting themes, one agitated and the other pastoral. 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. Most analyses of pieces for the saxophone only examine a few musical elements, they are generally not a comprehensive examination of the work.

He is organizing the musical material through the repetition of intervallic content, themes, motives, and rhythms.

Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos | Work notes | Work notes | Amherst Saxophone Quartet

The work had opened with an “Anime” movement a bit more disjunct than earlier pieces, with the theme presented in what seemed interrupted segments. Stephen Rosenthal plays the soprano saxophone, the highest of the four saxes, and is the leader and spokesman of the group. Concluding the work were a slicked-up waltz, still suartet that feeling of French suavity, and a final perky, almost pointillist eesenclos whose ear-grabbing coda was built on a sequence of dissonant chords and an exclamatory downward run.

JavaScript is disabled for your browser. This is surprising because his saxophone pieces are frequently performed and recorded. Not only was Rosenthal’s intonation virtually impeccable, but also he brought to the highest notes of his instrument the sweet focus and center of the upper registers of a rarely heard but elegantly played clarinet in its highest tessitura.


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.

He produced a wealth of piano music, songs, chamber music, a symphony, a requiem and film music. Composer Biography Desenclos, Alfred. The “Choral” movement had a distinctive and arresting sense of elevation. 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.

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French get their due in new program by Amherst Saxophone Quartet. 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.

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. Desenclos was a meticulous composer who was very interested in coherence. The quartet was at its best in the snappy, articulated passages, with rapid dedenclos back and forth among the four instruments. The three-movement quartet for saxophones was composed in in a style that combines masterful control of form with a lyricism that is expressive and rich qiartet variation.

Pierne’s concluding conversation was “animated,” as described, proceeding in brief statements deftly passed from one instrument sqxophone another in a curt, often staccato-like manner.