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Simply Gifts - Dankner, Lukas, Suber, Et Al/ Gwozdz, Et Al


Release Date: 03/28/2000 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 378   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Stephen DanknerZdenek LukásStephen SuberRobert Starer,   ... 
Performer:  Lawrence GwozdzLois LeventhalStephen Redfield
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born to Polish-American parents in Niagara Falls, New York, Lawrence Gwozdz has achieved an international reputation for his success at revealing the inherent qualities of the saxophone intended originally by its inventor, Adolphe Sax. His debut in New York's Weill Recital Hall was described in Musical America as an "extraordinary performance of contemporary music" with "the kind of timbre Adolphe Sax most likely had in mind...always with subtlety and taste." He is Professor of Saxophone at the University of Southern Mississippi, and did indeed study with Sigurd Rascher, among others. Born to Polish-American parents in Niagara Falls, New York, Lawrence Gwozdz has achieved an international reputation for his success at revealing the inherent qualities of the saxophone intended originally by its inventor, Adolphe Sax. His debut in New York's Weill Recital Hall was described in Musical America as an "extraordinary performance of contemporary music" with "the kind of timbre Adolphe Sax most likely had in mind...always with subtlety and taste." He is Professor of Saxophone at the University of Southern Mississippi, and did indeed study with Sigurd Rascher, among others. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Saxophone and Piano by Stephen Dankner
Performer:  Lawrence Gwozdz (Saxophone), Lois Leventhal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
2. Lento drammatico by Zdenek Lukás
Performer:  Lois Leventhal (Piano), Lawrence Gwozdz (Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
3. Angels by Stephen Suber
Performer:  Lawrence Gwozdz (Saxophone), Lois Leventhal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
4. Preludes (5) for Saxophone by Robert Starer
Performer:  Lawrence Gwozdz (Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
5. Dance Suite for Violin, Saxophone and Piano by Walter Hartley
Performer:  Stephen Redfield (Violin), Lawrence Gwozdz (Alto Saxophone), Lois Leventhal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 

Sound Samples

Saxophone Sonata: I. Allegro molto moderato
Saxophone Sonata: II. Elegy: Adagio
Saxophone Sonata: III. Presto agitato
Lento drammatico
Angels: I. Swing Low
Angels: II. Sweet Chariot
5 Preludes: No. 1. Gently flowing
5 Preludes: No. 2. Brisk, with vigor
5 Preludes: No. 3. Quite slow, with freedom
5 Preludes: No. 4. Moving, with elegance
5 Preludes: No. 5. Fast and bright
Dance Suite: I. Polonaise brillante
Dance Suite: II. Valse lente
Dance Suite: III. Polka fantasque

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