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Rasch / Arcis Saxophone Quartet


Release Date: 04/07/2017 
Label:  Genuin Musikproduction   Catalog #: 17466  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorge GershwinFranco Donatoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcis Saxophon Quartett
Number of Discs: 1 
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Their tone is stunningly beautiful, their arrangements sophisticated, and they play together with such precision that we're convinced we're hearing an organ. This is the Arcis Saxophone Quartet. The successful Munich-based ensemble is presenting its Genuin debut release after winning first prizes at no fewer than five major international competitions. The program features works by Bach, Gershwin, and the breathtakingly virtuosic Rash by Franco Donatoni, which gave the album its name. With its lively an dspirited sound, the performances prove to be a true delight: Bach is light and transparent, Gershwin exuberant and unbelievably drive - highly recommended listening! Their tone is stunningly beautiful, their arrangements sophisticated, and they play together with such precision that we're convinced we're hearing an organ. This is the Arcis Saxophone Quartet. The successful Munich-based ensemble is presenting its Genuin debut release after winning first prizes at no fewer than five major international competitions. The program features works by Bach, Gershwin, and the breathtakingly virtuosic Rash by Franco Donatoni, which gave the album its name. With its lively an dspirited sound, the performances prove to be a true delight: Bach is light and transparent, Gershwin exuberant and unbelievably drive - highly recommended listening! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Italian Concerto in F minor, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcis Saxophon Quartett
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
2.
Porgy and Bess: Suite by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcis Saxophon Quartett
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
3.
Rasch II by Franco Donatoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcis Saxophon Quartett
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Italy 

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