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

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 »

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