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He won the Paris Conservatory’s prestigious Prix de Rome inand in became the director for the conservatory in Roubaix.

The works by Alfred Desenclos and Florent Schmitt incorporated that elusive quality of transparency and the ebullience of the French quaftet. This item appears in the following Collection s.

Stephen Rosenthal plays the soprano saxophone, the highest of the four saxes, and is the leader and spokesman of the group. 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.

Whatever, it was very attractive. 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. An 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 szxophone venues throughout this country and overseas.

Desenclo 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 sxxophone seek. The “Choral” movement had a distinctive and arresting sense of elevation.


An analysis of Alfred Desencloss Quatuor pour saxophones, I /

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.

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 is surprising because his dezenclos pieces are frequently performed and recorded. Paul Quqrtet “Three Conversations for Four Saxophones” established a different character for each of the “conversations.

In an extremely clever maneuver, the drsenclos continued its tradition of ending programs with ragtime pieces, but without breaking the “French Sax” ambience. The quartet was at its best in the snappy, articulated passages, with rapid passing back and forth among the four instruments. The inventor of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, was a Belgian instrument maker who lived most of his life in Paris. A hint of blues was added to the slow movement, whose ruminative saxpohone 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.

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He is organizing the musical material through the repetition of intervallic content, themes, motives, and rhythms. Quartet in C Major, K.

This was brought home saxopyone the first notes of the opening work, the Quartet by Alfred Desenclossmooth and suave, with faint jazzy overtones. The first movement is built on two contrasting themes, one agitated and the other pastoral.

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.


A major figure in the symphonic clarinet world once sneeringly pronounced, “No gentleman ever plays the saxophone. It would saxopyone inaccurate to dismiss this group as less than a first-rate chamber desenclox ensemble comparable to the best small string ensembles. Most analyses of pieces for the saxophone only examine a few musical elements, they are generally not a comprehensive examination of the work.

While each of these works had distinctive qualities, to my ear they seemed united by a well honed French sense of reed-instrument assurance that lies somewhere between elegance and insouciance. He produced a wealth of piano music, songs, chamber music, a symphony, a requiem and film music. French get their due in new program by Amherst Saxophone Quartet.

Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos

Click on this photo to enlarge the review.: This piece is not tonal because it does not have a traditional key deaenclos nevertheless, Desenclos used some traditional harmonic progressions, bass motion, and harmonies. Show full item record Request Copy of Item. He was an accomplished composer who held a prominent teaching positions in France. Not only was Rosenthal’s auartet 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.

After an introduction, the finale begins with an Allegro energico filled with jazz-inspired syncopation.