Quatuor (1969), Guy Lacour

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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 »

Quatuor (1969), Guy Lacour

Quatuor pour saxophones is written using twelve-tone technique, but with a rather free, personal usage. In the introductory Élégie the four saxophones are presented individually. The composer gave his own instrument, the tenor saxophone, the honor of presenting the twelve-tone series upon which the music is based. The Scherzo is built on another series and is filled with rhythmic playfulness. The virtuosic finale is written in elegant, traditional rondo form.

Lacour, Guy

1932 —

Lacour, Guy (b. 1932) studied saxophone at the Paris Conservatory and was awarded the First Prize for saxophone in 1952. In 1961, he became a member of Marcel Mule's acclaimed saxophone quartet and later played tenor saxophone in the Nouveau Quatuor de Saxophones de Paris. As a composer, Lacour has become known foremost for his pedagogical works for saxophone. He has also written concert music for saxophone, including a Divertissement for saxophone and percussion as well as this Quatuor pour saxophones from 1969.

Quatuor (1969), Guy Lacour

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Lacour
Composer First Names: 
Guy
Composition Date: 
1969
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Élégie
Movement: 
Scherzo
Movement: 
Rondo
Movement: 
Final
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