ChamberSax!! Music for Saxophone and Other Instruments – 1920-1940
Very few saxophone chamber discs have been made, making this recording a significant addition to the recorded catalogue. The works featured on this CD were written at the beginning of the modern saxophone’s history and the programme explores how important composers of differing styles made use of the new instrument in a chamber music setting. Kyle Horch brings together a fascinating collection of music, much of which is currently unavailable. These include Koechlin’s Epitaph for Jean Harlow, the exotic Quatuor by Villa Lobos for flute, alto sax harp, celeste and female voices, a fascinating Quintet by Adolf Busch, leader of the legendary Busch Quartet, Hindemith’s Trio, featuring the tenor saxophone and Webern’s concise Quartet.
- Adolf Busch – Quintet for alto saxophone and string quartet
- Charles Koechlin – Epitaphe de Jean Harlow op.164, Romance for flute, alto saxophone and piano
- Paul Hindemith – Trio op.47 for viola, tenor saxophone and piano
- Anton Webern – Quartett op.22 for violin, clarinet, tenor saxophone and piano
- Joaquin Nin – Le Chant du Veilleur, Estampe Hollandaise for mezzo-soprano, alto saxophone and piano
- Heitor Villa-Lobos – Quatuor for harp, celeste, flute, alto saxophone and female voices.
Kyle Horch saxophone Pamela Lidiard piano/celeste Karen Jones flute Fenella Barton violin (Webern and Busch) Katrine Reinhold Bungaard viola (Hindemith) Margaret Maguire soprano (Nin and Villa-Lobos) Hugh Webb harp John Payne clarinet Ulrike Kipp violin (Busch) James Boyd viola (Busch) Louise Hopkins cello with sopranos Alison Wells, Sarah Wells and Siân Wigley Williams (Villa-Lobos)
Kyle Horch – Saxophone with Pamela Lidiard – Piano John Payne – Clarinet Hugh Webb –
Harp Alison Webb – Soprano Margaret Maguire – Mezzo-Soprano.
‘…hauntingly beautiful…electric and superbly executed… exciting and dazzling display of technique and colour…’
CLARINET & SAXOPHONE SOCIETY
“The programme’s protagonists transmit a true feeling of exploration… the recording reveals versatile performers who can take on the lyrical heart of German Romanticism or an exotic Brazilian Seductiveness with supreme conviction.”
***** for both performance and sound, BBC Music Magazine
” …… hauntingly beautiful …… electric and superbly executed …… exciting and dazzling display of technique and colour …..”
Clarinet & Saxophone Society
‘Kyle Horch teams up with 11 talented colleagues in this imaginative, well-recorded collection of music… An exotic release.’
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
Playing Time: 71 mins.