Quatuor pour Saxophones, Op. 102, Florent Schmitt

First-rate show by Amherst sax group

Works reviewed: 
Quartet in C Major, K. 465, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos
Quatuor pour Saxophones, Op. 102, Florent Schmitt
Quatuor pour saxophones, op. 31, Jean Absil
Cape Cod Times
Wellfleet, MA
Feb 22 2005
By: 
W. HENRY DUCKHAM

Clarity prevailed, in the transcription of Mozart's String Quartet in C Major, K. 465. This is Mozart at his "naughty boy" best.

A major figure in the symphonic clarinet world once sneeringly pronounced, "No gentleman ever plays the saxophone." This now iconic figure has since departed, but had he heard the four gentleman constituting the Amherst Saxophone Quartet Sunday at the First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, he would have been quickly disabused of his remark. Read more »

Quatuor pour Saxophones, Op. 102, Florent Schmitt

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Schmitt
Composer First Names: 
Florent
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Avec une sage decision
Movement: 
Vif
Movement: 
Assez lent
Movement: 
Anime sans exces

Schmitt, Florent

1870 —
1958

A Lorrainer, born in Meurthe-et-Moselle, Schmitt originally took music lessons in Nancy with the local composer Gustave Sandré. Subsequently (at the age of 19) he entered the Paris Conservatoire. Read more »

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