Mozart to Modern

Prelude

Works reviewed: 
Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments in Eb, K. 452, W.A. Mozart
Symphony Magazine
national, USA
Feb 1 1991
By: 
staff

Posterity has been kind to Mozart. Even his most famous themes have escaped the kind of commercial expropriation Read more »

Quartet brings unique music blend to Amp

Chautauquan Daily

By Kate Maloney, Staff Writer

If the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's performance is as sharp as spokesman for the group Stephen Rosenthal's tongue, tonight's audience is in for a concert on the cutting edge. Read more »

Amherst Sax Quartet: Quartet brings unique music blend to Amp

Ad of note

Works reviewed: 
Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments in Eb, K. 452, W.A. Mozart
Saxophone Quartet, Lukas Foss
Lullaby, George Gershwin
Jassamine Lane, Eubie Blake
Eubie Dubie, Eubie Blake
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Oct 9 1990
By: 
Herman Trotter

A record company supports a new release by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet and Lukas Foss
WELL. GUESS who's featured in the full-color, full-page ad that appears on the back cover of Musical America mag-azine and in the New York Times Sunday Magazine? Our own Amherst Saxophone Quartet and Lukas Foss, that's who! Read more »

Amherst Quartet hits peak on special night

Works reviewed: 
Saxophone Quartet, Lukas Foss
Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments in Eb, K. 452, W.A. Mozart
Concerto BWV 913, Johann Sebastian Bach
Lullaby, George Gershwin
Eubie Dubie, Eubie Blake
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Oct 3 1990
By: 
Herman Trotter

There sure was a lot of non-musical activity attached to this concert. In addition to the dual preview that the performances represented, the Quartet's president, Mrs. Eleanor V. Millonzi, dedicated the concert to Philharmonic reed player Edward Yadzinski for long service to the ensemble as teacher, coach and program annotator. Read more »

ON THE WAY TO CARNEGIE HALL

Buffalo News, The

These are heady times for Buffalo's internationally renowned Amherst Saxophone Quartet. Last week their second compact disc on the prestigious MCA label was released (to be reviewed in Gusto shortly). On Thursday they will appear at New York City's Carnegie Recital Hall. And in between, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to be precise, they will give a concert in Rockwell Hall on the Buffalo State College campus which will be an exact preview of the Carnegie concert and a generous sampling of the music on the new CD. Read more »

Amherst Saxophone Quartet: ON THE WAY TO CARNEGIE HALL

Classical, etc.

International Musician

By Karen Schnackenberg Read more »

International Musician: Amherst Saxophone Quartet

Sax quartet program offers rags, riches

Works reviewed: 
Quartet in F Major, K. 590, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
July (1995), Michael Torke
Saxophone Quartet, Lukas Foss
Quatuor, op. 122 (1942), Joseph Jongen
All Right Blues (1996), Russ Carere
Falconer Street, Russ Carere
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Dec 5 1998
By: 
Herman Trotter

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet introduced its new soprano player, Susan Fancher, to the Buffalo audience in Holmes Chapel of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

They opened with the unscheduled "Two Bourrees" by Purcell, a sort of encore up front, whose festive ambience and bouncy rhythms demonstrated the big, blooming, resonant sound inherent in the chapel's very bright acoustics. Read more »

RECORDINGS: Mozart to Modern. Amherst Saxophone Quartet, Lukas Foss, pianist. MCA Classics

Works reviewed: 
Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments in Eb, K. 452, W.A. Mozart
Saxophone Quartet, Lukas Foss
Lullaby, George Gershwin
Jassamine Lane, Eubie Blake
Eubie Dubie, Eubie Blake
Pittsburgh Press, The
Pittsburgh, PA
By: 
Donald Rosenberg

A few bars into Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452, you suddenly realize that, no, these aren't the designated winds (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn) of Mozart's quintet, but four saxophones who sound uncannily like the originals. Soon, the distinctive colors of the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes inhabit Mozart, and the Amherst players make a convincing case for style over purism. The performance is a treat from the Amherst's occasional camouflage act to Lukas Foss' elegant pianism. Read more »

Eubie Dubie, Eubie Blake

Genre: 
Ragtime
Composer: 
Blake
Composer First Names: 
James Hubert
Arranger: 
Salvatore Andolina
Composition Date: 
1973
Composed for the ASQ: 
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