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Kagel: Chorbuch; Les Inventions D' Adolphe Sax / Kagel, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Rascher Saxophone Quartet

Kagel / De Jong / Ncc / Stok
Release Date: 09/11/2012 
Label:  Winter & Winter   Catalog #: 191   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mauricio Kagel
Performer:  Bruce WeinbergerElliot RileyChristine RallKenneth Coon
Conductor:  Mauricio KagelKlaas Stok
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Chamber ChoirRaschèr Saxophone Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Chorbuch, Les Inventions d’Adolphe Sax" is the last production involving Mauricio Kagel, and his tenth in collaboration with the Winter & Winter label. Kagel conducted Chorbuch, and even contributes his own unmistakeable voice to Chorbuch 10. The recordings were made at the end of 2007, and Kagel passed away in 2008. Obituaries described the composer, born in Argentina and settled in post-war Germany as one of the most significant artists of our time, who set new standards not just with outstanding compositions, but also with numerous wonderful theatrical works for stage and film.

The 53 numbers of Kagel's "Chorbuch for vocal ensemble and keyboards" (1975/78) were derived from the eponymous chorales
Read more by J.S. Bach. However, this only applies to the parts for the two keyboard instruments. These make use of a composition method that Kagel called ‘non-linear transposition’. For this recording, the composer selected 16 of his choral settings.

For "Les Inventions d’Adolphe Sax, Cantate pour chœur et quatuor de saxophones" (2004/2005) was created on commission. The composer states he was primarily obsessed with the idea of using the lodgement of patent (Brevet d’invention) for his newly invented musical instrument that Adolphe Sax submitted in 1846 to the local authorities in Paris, as one of the text sources for this vocal composition. Kagel was particularly curious about the description of technical construction details for the newfangled "saxophone". - Winter & Winter (translated from German text) Read less

Works on This Recording

Chorbuch - Excerpt(s) by Mauricio Kagel
Conductor:  Mauricio Kagel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
1. Chorbuch 7
2. Chorbuch 10
3. Chorbuch 13
4. Chorbuch 14
5. Chorbuch 15
6. Chorbuch 17
7. Chorbuch 19
8. Chorbuch 21
9. Chorbuch 24
10. Chorbuch 28
11. Chorbuch 31
12. Chorbuch 32
13. Chorbuch 38
14. Chorbuch 39
15. Chorbuch 40
16. Chorbuch 41
Les Inventions d'Adolphe Sax by Mauricio Kagel
Performer:  Bruce Weinberger (Tenor Saxophone), Elliot Riley (Alto Saxophone), Christine Rall (Soprano Saxophone),
Kenneth Coon (Baritone Saxophone)
Conductor:  Klaas Stok
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raschèr Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 

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