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Semplice - From Beautiful Beginnings - Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Scott, Street, Etc / Wilson, Watts


Release Date: 06/01/2008 
Label:  Saxophone Classics   Catalog #: 14001   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Anton RubinsteinPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAntonín DvorákDmitri Shostakovich,   ... 
Performer:  Tim WattsJeffery Wilson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Semplice - Italian for 'simple', the second CD in this attractive new series is appropriately selected as the inaugural CD to launch Saxophone Classics. Jeffery Wilson renowned saxophone player, composer and educator includes a wealth of music with different styles. From the classical idiom of Mendelssohn and Rachmaninov, the folk elements by Albeniz and Balogh together with jazz pieces by Heath and Street. This programme gives an over-view of the very best pieces often used for educational purposes or examinations. The CD includes a performance of 'Champs Hill' by Jeffery Wilson, for Saxophone duet and piano with guest artist Victoria Soames Samek. This is included on the disc as a free music PDF file. This wonderful new disc will be Read more eagerly sought by both pupils and teachers alike and with those who love the distinctive sound of one of the most popular of instruments - the saxophone. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Melodies (2) for Piano, Op. 3: no 1 in F major by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Tim Watts (Piano), Jeffery Wilson (Saxophone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Russia 
2. Morceaux (12) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2, Chanson triste by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Tim Watts (Piano), Jeffery Wilson (Saxophone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
3. Romantic Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 75/B 150: no 1, Allegro moderato by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Tim Watts (Piano), Jeffery Wilson (Saxophone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Bohemia 
4. Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Tim Watts (Piano), Jeffery Wilson (Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
5. Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 2, Tango by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Jeffery Wilson (Saxophone), Tim Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
6. Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Tim Watts (Piano), Jeffery Wilson (Saxophone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 

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