Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, Antonin Dvorak

Amherst Saxophone Quartet rises to the occasion

Works reviewed: 
Saxophone Quartet (1997), Theodore Wiprud
Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, Antonin Dvorak
Toccata in d minor, Johann Sebastian Bach
Quatuor pour saxophones, op. 31, Jean Absil
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Apr 10 1999
By: 
Herman Trotter

The 1997 Saxophone Quartet composed by Theodore Wiprud was jointly commissioned by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet and several other ensembles, and has had prior partial performances and has undergone considerable subsequent revision.

The final version of the work was given its initial airing during Friday evening's concert, with the composer on hand to offer comments and listening guides. Read more »

Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, Antonin Dvorak

Dvorak, Antonin the great Czech composer lived in the United States from 1892 to 1895. It was during this time that he composed the Quartet in F Major. The work acquired the nickname "American" almost immediately. Several years ago, after the ASQ gave a performance in Pittsburgh, one of the city's music critics suggested to us that the Dvorak Quartet might make an excellent addition to our repertory. He thought that since the saxophone quartet was so 'American', it would be a good pairing. Since I have loved this work for years, I did not hesitate. Read more »

Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, Antonin Dvorak

Genre: 
Classical/Romantic Transcriptions
Composer: 
Dvorak
Composer First Names: 
Antonin
Arranger: 
Stephen Rosenthal
Composition Date: 
1893
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Allegro ma non troppo
Movement: 
Lento
Movement: 
Molto vivace
Movement: 
Finale: Vivace ma non troppo
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