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Scena - Mead, Lauba, Steinberg, Carter, Et Al / Mcallister


Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Equilibrium   Catalog #: 32   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Andrew MeadChristian LaubaPaul SteinbergKarlheinz Stockhausen,   ... 
Performer:  Timothy McAllister
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Originating from the roots of the classical repertoire, the saxophone has long been an instrument associated with the smooth sounds of jazz and popular music. The modern evolution of the saxophone was one fueled by such composers as George Gershwin, Alexander Glazunov, Debussy, and Ravel. They realized that the instrument's warmth and versatility were attractive elements in creating a new soloistic modern repertoire. Timothy McAllister's SCENA attempts to show the unique side of the saxophone's voice in today's musical landscape by presenting works written to push the limits. In taking a fearless approach that feasts upon all manners of music, McAllister's performance proves his ability to present a wide range of styles with an unwavering Read more presence.
Beginning with the title track, Andrew Mead's 'Scena,' McAllister sets the tone for the entire album by interpreting highly chromatic, twelve-tone oriented passages with ease. Christian Lauba's 'Steady Study on the Boogie' is filled with explosive techniques that show McAllister's technical prowess. Paul Steinberg's 'Sax Notes' delves deep into the highest registers of the instrument. Fusing multi-phonics with digital tape sequences, the music is blended to sound as if one. Other noted works are Elliot Carter's 'Inner Song,' Stockhausen's circular 'In Freundschaft,' and Benjamin Broening's playful 'Variations/Doubles,' all of which present McAllister in highly distinguished performances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Scena for Oboe solo by Andrew Mead
Performer:  Timothy McAllister (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
2. Steady Study on the Boogie by Christian Lauba
Performer:  Timothy McAllister (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
3. Sax Notes by Paul Steinberg
Performer:  Timothy McAllister (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
4. In Freundschaft by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Performer:  Timothy McAllister (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977/1978; Germany 
5. Variations/Doubles for Alto Saxophone and Electronics by Benjamin Broening
Performer:  Timothy McAllister (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
6. Inner Song by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Timothy McAllister (Soprano Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991-1992; USA 

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