Toccata and Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach

'Memories of You' are fond adieu for quartet

Works reviewed: 
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Saxophone Quartet, Alec Wilder
Nuages - Scherzo, Eugene Bozza
Phantom Melos (1981), Rocco Di Pietro
Toccata and Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach
Memories of You, Eubie Blake
Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach, FL
Mar 31 1996
By: 
Bill F. Faucett

STUART - Upon taking my seat at the Lyric Theatre just prior to Friday night's concert by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, I was reminded of a joke famous among musicians: "What do you call 10,000 saxophones at the bottom of the ocean?" Answer: "A good start." Read more »

Sax quartet gives classics new sound

Works reviewed: 
Toccata and Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Greenville News, The
Greenville, S.C.
Jan 27 1996
By: 
Janie Caves McCauley

The saxophone -- that instrument usually associated with jazz clubs and marching bands - has moved up a notch or two in the world of classical music. That's not merely because there's now a sax at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., although the president's penchant for tooting his horn can't have hurt. The Amherst Saxophone Quartet's Friday night concert at the Gunter Theatre documented the expanding interest in that Johnny-come-lately of orchestral instruments. Read more »

Amherst Saxophone Quartet lets loose at concert

Works reviewed: 
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Phantom Melos (1981), Rocco Di Pietro
Toccata and Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach
Saxophone Quartet, Alec Wilder
Nuages, Eugene Bozza
Phantom Melos
Memories of You, Eubie Blake
Stuart News
Stuart, Florida
Apr 5 1996
By: 
Robert S. Butler

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet, which prides itself on presenting a decidedly unstuffy experience to its audiences, did just that March 29 at Stuart's Lyric Theater. The saxophone virtuosos, final season presentation of the Treasure Coast Concert Association, are always a delight., running the musical gamut from classical to jazz. Stephen Rosenthal, Tenor sax, serves as the Buffalo, N.Y. group's announcer and stand-up comic. Steve provides an ongoing humorous, iconoclastic commentary on the evening's music and other unrelated subjects. Read more »

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