Tzadik (1983), Leo Smit

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Amherst Saxophone Quartet, Leo Smit "Tzadik"
Susan Fancher, soprano
Russ Carere, alto
Stephen Rosenthal, tenor
Harry Fackelman, baritone

Leo Smit's "Tzadik" was composed for the ASQ in 1983.

Leo Smit writes: "The tzadik, who appeared in remote and isolated Jewish villages of Eastern Europe nearly 300 years ago, was the maker of wonders and miracles through his joyfully ecstatic music, suffusing the "soul of the Universe" with his divinely inspired song. Read more »

Year: 
1983

Sax quartet opens new season in new home

Works reviewed: 
Rainbows, Russ Carere
Take Off, Russ Carere
Falconer Street, Russ Carere
Tzadik (1983), Leo Smit
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Souvenirs from Bellini's Norma (1984), Rocco Di Pietro
River Walk, Russ Carere
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Oct 5 1992
By: 
Herman Trotter

Smaller hall at Nichols School embelishes the group's expertise
The Amherst Saxophone Quartet opened its 15th year Sunday evening in a new home base, the wood-paneled Boocock Library on the Nichols School's Amherst Street campus. Read more »

Tzadik (1983), Leo Smit

The tzadik, who appeared in remote and isolated Jewish villages of Eastern Europe nearly 300 years ago, was the maker of wonders and miracles through his joyfully ecstatic music, suffusing the "soul of the Universe" with his divinely inspired song. Read more »

Smit, Leo

1921 —
1999

Leo Smit began the study of piano and theory with his father, a professional violinist, at the age of five. Mr. Smit later studied at the Moscow Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music. His teachers included Dmitri Kabalevsky, Isabelle Vengerova, Jose Iturbi and Nicholas Nabokov. In the 1930's and 40's Mr. Smit was pianist with George Balanchine's American Ballet Company, an association that brought him into personal meetings with Igor Stravinsky, and the New York City Symphony, of which Leonard Bernstein was then music director. Mr. Read more »

Tzadik (1983), Leo Smit

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Smit
Composer First Names: 
Leo
Composition Date: 
1983
Composed for the ASQ: 
Composed for the ASQ
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