Cafeteria Suite, Leopold Godowsky III

Godowsky III, Leopold

1939 —

Pianist, teacher, and composer, 1939 has concertized, taught piano, and written music for many different media. Heir to a great musical tradition, he is the nephew of George Gershwin and grandson of the legendary pianist/ composer Leopold Godowsky. He has written string quartets, brass quintets, wind quintets, a saxophone quartet, an oratorio, keyboard music, songs and music for interactive media. His CD of the Gershwin Concerto in F was hailed in The Chicago Tribune as " ... one of the most romantic and heartfelt performances of the Concerto in F in the last three decades."

Saxophone quartet tunes in world of sound

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Cafeteria Suite, Leopold Godowsky III
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Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Oct 13 2001
By: 
Garaud MacTaggart

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet is a wonderful ensemble and a Western New York treasure. The group seems to be at home with more-adventurous material, but it plays arrangements of George Gershwin and Eubie Blake tunes with equal aplomb. That is probably why its concert series has become a mini-event over the last 24 years and why its concert Friday evening was attended by a number of repeat "customers."

Music from the New World could have been the theme, but calling the program a "celebration of music from North and South America: got the point across, too. Read more »

Cafeteria Suite, Leopold Godowsky III

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Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Godowsky III
Composer First Names: 
Leopold
Composition Date: 
1985
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Leopold Godowsky III "Cafeteria Suite"

Stephen Rosenthal, Carrie Koffman, Sherri Brown, Harry Fackelman
Stephen Rosenthal, Soprano
Carrie Koffman, alto
Sherri Brown, tenor
Harry Fackelman, baritone

Pianist, teacher, and composer, 1939 has concertized, taught piano, and written music for many different media. Heir to a great musical tradition, he is the nephew of George Gershwin and grandson of the legendary pianist/ composer Leopold Godowsky. He has written string quartets, brass quintets, wind quintets, a saxophone quartet, an oratorio, keyboard music, songs and music for interactive media. His CD of the Gershwin Concerto in F was hailed in The Chicago Tribune as " ...

Year: 
2005
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