Grave et Presto, Jean Rivier

Amherst Sax quartet dusts off the big band sound

Works reviewed: 
Grave et Presto, Jean Rivier
Suite for Saxophone Quartet (1979), Paul Creston
Sax Appeal (1990), David Stock
Waltz for Debby, Bill Evans
Masako, Russ Carere
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Feb 8 1993
By: 
Herman Trotter

There were two premieres on this program by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, attractive lighter pieces, but the bulk of the concert was devoted to exploration of repertoire that the ensemble hadn't played for some time. Read more »

Versatile sax quartet makes new friends with jaunty style

Works reviewed: 
Grave et Presto, Jean Rivier
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Apr 27 1993
By: 
Herman Trotter

The Buffalo-based Amherst Saxophone Quartet was a huge hit Monday evening, playing for an audience of some 200 National Federation of Music Clubs conventioneers. But it was with a program quite different from the one expected by your critic.

On Sunday the group concluded its season series in Nichols School with the area premiere of Bernard Hoffer's Quartet for Saxophones. Read more »

Amherst Saxophone Quartet strings together a pleasant mix

Works reviewed: 
Quartet in F Major, K. 590, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Saxophone Quartet, Chan Ka Nin
Closely Related Fungi (1996), Jonathan Golove
Grave et Presto, Jean Rivier
Danzas de Panama (1953), William Grant Still
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Feb 8 1997
By: 
Thomas Putnam

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet was in disguise for part of this program, which mixed saxophone quartet pieces and string quartet pieces with mixed results.

The saxophonists had on their slippers, but not their powdered wigs, for their performance of a Mozart String Quartet (K. 590). Candlelight would have been appropriate and made more chilling the moans of disapproving ghosts of the Budapest String Quartet. Read more »

Grave et Presto, Jean Rivier

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Rivier
Composer First Names: 
Jean
Composition Date: 
1938
Composed for the ASQ: 
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