Alfred Desenclos, Quatuor pour Saxophones

Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos

The three-movement quartet for saxophones was composed in 1964 in a style that combines masterful control of form with a lyricism that is expressive and rich in variation. The first movement is built on two contrasting themes, one agitated and the other pastoral. In the Andante, the long, dream-like phrase in the soprano saxophone is broken off in the middle section by a passionate outburst. After an introduction, the finale begins with an Allegro energico filled with jazz-inspired syncopation. Read more »

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