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Flashback: Music for Saxophone and Piano from the 20th Century

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
08-01-2016
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Barcode:
0855317003318
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
ODRCD331
Flashback: Music for Saxophone and Piano from the 20th Century
Flashback: Music for Saxophone and Piano from the 20th Century

Description

The (lyrical) illustration of the music of Erwin Schulhoff, Paul Hindemith, Hans Gál, to Werner Heider and Edison Denisov, reflects our common European identity. By working on it, it brings us back in that time, precisely like a scent can do. Even though neither of us lived or experienced that era, we have a hint of the past in us. We are a small part of this history and cannot ignore it. Both of us live far away from our cultural heritage on an island in the middle the Atlantic Ocean, and that experience allows us to reflect on our original culture through a new direction. The listener will hear the Middle-European culture very clearly in the music, for example in the beginning of Paul Hindemith's Sonate. Likewise, the text of the poem that is written in words in the music before his last movement underlines the mood for the whole CD. (see the poem in enclosed booklet page: .....) From the Poem The Posthorn (Dialogue) Author Paul Hindemith: "Your task, it is, amidst confusion, rush and noise To grasp the lasting, calm, and meaningful And finding it anew, to hold and treasure it." The nostalgic reflection and hope for the future in this poem gives me a feeling of stability in a world of many changes. The warm sound of the alto-saxophone expresses this feeling, and that sound has always enchanted and captured me. Without this sound I might not have chosen my profession with such profound conviction. In my life as a classical saxophonist I have always aimed for an even and a warm tone. My pianist, Aladár Rácz, introduced me to the works of Hans Gál, his fellow countryman, whose pieces he is very familiar with and has played for a long time. In Gál's piece Suite op. 102, the soft, warm sound of the alto-saxophone can be fully experienced. This CD contains saxophone music from Middle- and Eastern Europe composed between the years 1930-1970. The oldest piece, Hot-Sonate, is from the year 1930, around the time when the youngest composers on this CD were born Edison Denisov in 1929 and Werner Heider in 1930. This collection reflects well Europe's turbulent mood during the middle of the last century; one of a world war and civil and social rebellions. These historical events did not pass quietly past the composers in fact, three of them, Hindemith, Gál and Schulhoff, were persecuted by the Nazis in and after 1933. Hindemith managed to escape to the USA and Gál to Britain, but Schulhoff did not survive. I hope you will enjoy listening to the works of these great composers as much as Aladár and I enjoyed playing them. Guido Bäumer

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Hans Gal - Suite For Alto Saxophone In Eb And Pianoforte, Op. 102b - I. Cantabile
  3. Hans Gal - Suite For Alto Saxophone In Eb And Pianoforte, Op. 102b - II. Furioso
  4. Hans Gal - Suite For Alto Saxophone In Eb And Pianoforte - III. Con Grazia, Tempo Di Menuetto Lento
  5. Hans Gal - Suite For Alto Saxophone In Eb And Pianoforte, Op. 102b - IV. Burla, Allegro Vivace
  6. Erwin Schulhoff - Hot-Sonate (1930) - I. Mov.
  7. Erwin Schulhoff - Hot-Sonate (1930) - II. Mov.
  8. Erwin Schulhoff - Hot-Sonate (1930) - III. Mov.
  9. Erwin Schulhoff - Hot-Sonate (1930) - IV. Mov.
  10. Paul Hindemith - Sonate - I. Ruhig Bewegt
  11. Paul Hindemith - Sonate - II. Lebhaf
  12. Paul Hindemith - Sonate - III. Sehr Langsam
  13. Paul Hindemith - Sonate - IV. Das Posthorn (Zwiegespraech) / The Posthorn (Dialogue), Lebhaft
  14. Werner Heider - Sonata In Jazz - I. Mov.
  15. Werner Heider - Sonata In Jazz - II. Mov.
  16. Werner Heider - Sonata In Jazz - III. Mov.
  17. Edison Denisov - Sonate Pour Saxophone Alto Et Piano - I. Allegro
  18. Edison Denisov - Sonate Pour Saxophone Alto Et Piano - III. Allegro Moderato
  19. Edison Denisov - Sonate Pour Saxophone Alto Et Piano - III. Allegro Moderato
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