Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments in Eb, K. 452, W.A. Mozart

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 »

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

Saxophone Quartet leaps from Mozart to Gershwin

Works reviewed: 
Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments in Eb, K. 452, W.A. Mozart
Lullaby, George Gershwin
Histoire du tango (1991), Astor Piazzolla
Saxophone Quartet, Lukas Foss
Fast Walk (1991), Daniel Dorff
December Drive (1993), Russ Carere
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Jan 24 1994
By: 
Herman Trotter

In this concert the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's journey from Mozart to modern turns out to be one big leap from 1784, when Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat, K452 was composed, to 1920, the year George Gershwin wrote his long buried "Lullaby" for string quartet whose premiere waited until 1967.

Given the instrumentation of those two works, it's obvious that some transcribing had to be done before the ASQ could get its collective chops on the music. Read more »

Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments in Eb, K. 452, W.A. Mozart

Notes on Mozart's K. 452
Though ardent lovers of American jazz, French composers, unlike many of their European colleagues, have never outlawed the saxophone from the sacred precincts of classical music. Saxophones have been regularly used as substitutes for French horns in their operatic repertoire. Ravel startled puritanical elements of the musical world by choosing an alto saxophone to playa slavic melody in his orchestration of Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. 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 »

Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments in Eb, K. 452, W.A. Mozart

Genre: 
Sax Qt. and Additional Musicians
Composer: 
Mozart
Composer First Names: 
Wolfgang Amadeus
Arranger: 
Leo Smit
Composition Date: 
1784
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
I. Largo-Allegro moderato
Movement: 
II. Larghetto
Movement: 
III. Rondo: Allegretto

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