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Signum Saxophon Quartet Plays Ravel, Grieg, Schostakowitsch, Iturralde, Bartok, Escaich

Grieg / Schostakowitsch / Signum Saxophonquartett
Release Date: 01/01/2011 
Label:  Ars Produktion   Catalog #: 380949   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Edvard GriegThierry EscaichBéla BartókDmitri Shostakovich,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Signum Saxophonquartett
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Signum Saxophone Quartet may be considered as one of the best of its kind", the Rheinische Presse headlined in November 2010 about a young ensemble which has gone a remarkable way in the international concert business. Many concerts, e.g. at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Classic-Young-Stars-International Festival in Berlin, in the Beethovenhaus Bonn and the first prize at the Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Verona (Italy) 2010 in the category chamber music give good proof of this assertion. In March 2011 the quartet won a coveted scholarship of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb. "Arrangements and adaptations are always grounds for discussion. Our selection criteria take into consideration the playability on Read more the saxophone and the maintenance of the authenticity of the piece. Of course a saxophone quartet sounds different from a string quartet, a piano or an orchestra. Nevertheless through extreme precision and a vast interpretive analysis we hope to succeed in creating a metamorphosis which makes possible a fusion of the most important stylistic aspects and a new sound effect." (Signum Saxophon Quartet) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
From Holberg's Time, Op. 40 by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Signum Saxophonquartett
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Norway 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 17 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2.
Tango Virtuoso by Thierry Escaich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Signum Saxophonquartett
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
3.
Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56 by Béla Bartók
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Signum Saxophonquartett
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
Pieces (2) for String Quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Signum Saxophonquartett
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USSR 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5.
Pequena Czarda by Pedro Iturralde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Signum Saxophonquartett
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
6.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Signum Saxophonquartett
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 15 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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