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Hindemith: Works for Saxophones / Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet


Release Date: 07/14/2017 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: 73532  
Composer:  Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Barbara BuntrockRobert KolinskyFlorian von Radowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The saxophone is a synonym for rich timbre and a wide range of expressive possibilities, but despite its highly attractive features, the instrument was a late addition to the classical orchestra. Seen in this light, the work by the saxophone quartet clair-obscur which devotes itself intensively to classical works for saxophone takes on a particular significance. The ensemble's repertoire is seemingly inexhaustible. From adventurous arrangements of piano music to string quartet, there is nothing the musicians leave untried. They employ their instruments to bring to life a myriad of different tonal colours and musical genres. Paul Hindemith is the focus of this album: :during the 1920's, he became enchanted by the tone of the saxophone, Read more integrating it on a number of occasions into the scores of his stage works. The ensemble clair-obscur has a special interest in his chamber music, for example the Sonata for four horns and the composition ''Frankenstein's Monstre Repertoire'' for string quartet. These works alongside the other compositions featured on this album have been specially arranged for this saxophone ensemble production by Christoph Enzel. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for 4 Horns by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
2.
Trio for Piano, Viola and Heckelphone, Op. 47 by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Barbara Buntrock (Viola), Robert Kolinsky (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Germany 
3.
Konzertstück for 2 Alto Saxophones by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Germany 
4.
Sonata for Alto Horn and Piano in E flat major by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Florian von Radowitz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
5.
Des kleine Elektromusikers Lieblinge by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet
6.
Frankenstein's monstre repertoire by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet
7.
Repertoire for Military Orchestra "Minimax": Overture "Wasserdichter und Vogelbauer" by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet
8.
Repertoire for Military Orchestra "Minimax": Alte Karbonaden by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet

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