Lament on the Death of Music

And the winner is...

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After a season of suspense, during which the Amherst Saxophone Quartet progressively performed the winning works in its International Composition Competition, we now arrive at the grand prize winner Read more »

Amherst Sax Quartet: And the winner is...Chan Ka Nin

Sax life of Riley is boring

Works reviewed: 
I Sugo (2000), Stephen Parisi
Mandala Miniatures (2000), Terry Riley
Chamber Symphony for Saxophone Quartet, Andrew Stiller
Saxophone Quartet, Chan Ka Nin
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Mar 25 2000
By: 
Herman Trotter

The final concert on the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's 1999-2000 series, in UB's Slee Hall, explores works composed specifically for the ensemble. Read more »

Lament on the Death of Music

Amherst Saxophone Quartet: Lament on the Death of Music
Salvatore Andolina, soprano
Russ Carere, alto
Stephen Rosenthal, tenor
Harry Fackelman, baritone
Christine Schadeberg, Soprano (voice)

Notes on the Compositions

Several common threads are woven throughout the fabric of this, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's fifth recording. As it happens, it is something of a 'theme album', — a creature more common to rock than to 'serious' music.

All the compositions were written in the last few years and take on the question of what 'classical music' is (or may be) at the end of the 20th century. All were composed for the ASQ or submitted as entries in its International Saxophone Quartet Composition Competition. Read more »

Year: 
1992

Chamber Symphony for Saxophone Quartet, Andrew Stiller

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Stiller
Composer First Names: 
Andrew
Composition Date: 
1983
Composed for the ASQ: 
Composed for the ASQ
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Allegro
Movement: 
Mayn Rue Plats
Movement: 
Menuetto, feroce
Movement: 
Presto

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Saxophone Quartet, Chan Ka Nin

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Chan
Composer First Names: 
Ka Nin
Composition Date: 
1989
Composed for the ASQ: 
Composed for the ASQ
Sound Samples

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Lament on the Death of Music, Leila Lustig

Genre: 
Sax Qt. and Additional Musicians
Composer: 
Lustig
Composer First Names: 
Leila
Composition Date: 
1984
Composed for the ASQ: 
Composed for the ASQ
Sound Samples

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Quartet for Four Saxophones (1989), Anita D. Perry

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Perry
Composer First Names: 
Anita D.
Composition Date: 
1989
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Allegro
Movement: 
Andante Sostenuto
Movement: 
Scherzo
Movement: 
Rondo

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