Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier

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 »

'Memories of You' are fond adieu for quartet

Works reviewed: 
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Saxophone Quartet, Alec Wilder
Nuages - Scherzo, Eugene Bozza
Phantom Melos (1981), Rocco Di Pietro
Toccata and Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach
Memories of You, Eubie Blake
Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach, FL
Mar 31 1996
By: 
Bill F. Faucett

STUART - Upon taking my seat at the Lyric Theatre just prior to Friday night's concert by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, I was reminded of a joke famous among musicians: "What do you call 10,000 saxophones at the bottom of the ocean?" Answer: "A good start." Read more »

Horns of Plenty

Works reviewed: 
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Petit Quatuor pour Saxophones, Jean Francaix
Phantom Melos (1981), Rocco Di Pietro
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Sep 26 1997
By: 
Mary Kunz

The Quartet, still fine after 20 years
THE FIRST clue that the Amherst Saxophone Quartet isn't your average chamber ensemble comes in the group's program notes. Right after a windy rundown of grants and funding, a footnote reads:
Members of the ASQ met with the Governor and County Executive last night, threatening to move the Quartet out of town unless its new multimillion dollar stadium is built. The ASQ also insisted that all proceeds from beer sold at the concerts would go to the owners of the Group.

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Sax quartet gives classics new sound

Works reviewed: 
Toccata and Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Greenville News, The
Greenville, S.C.
Jan 27 1996
By: 
Janie Caves McCauley

The saxophone -- that instrument usually associated with jazz clubs and marching bands - has moved up a notch or two in the world of classical music. That's not merely because there's now a sax at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., although the president's penchant for tooting his horn can't have hurt. The Amherst Saxophone Quartet's Friday night concert at the Gunter Theatre documented the expanding interest in that Johnny-come-lately of orchestral instruments. Read more »

Amherst Saxophone Quartet lets loose at concert

Works reviewed: 
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Phantom Melos (1981), Rocco Di Pietro
Toccata and Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach
Saxophone Quartet, Alec Wilder
Nuages, Eugene Bozza
Phantom Melos
Memories of You, Eubie Blake
Stuart News
Stuart, Florida
Apr 5 1996
By: 
Robert S. Butler

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet, which prides itself on presenting a decidedly unstuffy experience to its audiences, did just that March 29 at Stuart's Lyric Theater. The saxophone virtuosos, final season presentation of the Treasure Coast Concert Association, are always a delight., running the musical gamut from classical to jazz. Stephen Rosenthal, Tenor sax, serves as the Buffalo, N.Y. group's announcer and stand-up comic. Steve provides an ongoing humorous, iconoclastic commentary on the evening's music and other unrelated subjects. Read more »

Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Lantier
Composer First Names: 
Pierre
Composition Date: 
1942
Composed for the ASQ: 
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