Rasch (1990), Franco Donatoni

European influence

Works reviewed: 
Second Saxophone Quartet (1997), Wolfram Wagner
Rasch (1990), Franco Donatoni
Quatuor (1969), Guy Lacour
Dalasvit (Dalecarlium Suite), Nils Lindberg
Academicians, Mike Mower
Full English Breakfast, Mike Mower
Spain, Chick Corea
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Jan 28 2000
By: 
Jan Jezioro

The members of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, who are the saxophone quartet in residence at the L'niversity at Buffalo, offered the third program in their four-part series at Slee Hall Thursday evening. The program, played in their usual high style, featured a generous smorgasbord of works written by currently active European composers. Read more »

Rasch (1990), Franco Donatoni

Donatoni is a composer of colorfully dramatic works, which depend upon a highly refined sense of color and texture to give them shape and direction. Donatoni's music tends to be very clear in its rhythmic organization. It is motivic, repetitive and tonally oriented. In spite of considerable complexity, his music has a beautiful sound, and can be quickly grasped by the listener. Donatoni will often harmonize instrumental lines in rhythmic unity, but with the harmony in 2nds, 7ths or 9ths and so on, producing more of a timbre than true harmony. Read more »

Donatoni, Franco

1927 —

Donatoni, Franco was born in 1927 in Verona, Italy. Along with Berio and Nono, he is one of the leading Italian composers of his generation. He was influenced early on by Bartók, but has destroyed most of his works from this period. Like others of his peers, he was influenced by the Second Viennese School in the 1950's, but has since evolved in a strikingly personal direction.

Rasch (1990), Franco Donatoni

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Donatoni
Composer First Names: 
Franco
Composition Date: 
1990
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Con moto
Movement: 
Presto
Movement: 
Lento
Movement: 
Vivace
Movement: 
Allegro
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