Guy Lacour, Quatuor (1969)

Quatuor (1969), Guy Lacour

Quatuor pour saxophones is written using twelve-tone technique, but with a rather free, personal usage. In the introductory Élégie the four saxophones are presented individually. The composer gave his own instrument, the tenor saxophone, the honor of presenting the twelve-tone series upon which the music is based. The Scherzo is built on another series and is filled with rhythmic playfulness. The virtuosic finale is written in elegant, traditional rondo form.

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