• MDG9032097 Katalognummer
  • 760623209760 EAN
  • SACD Format
  • 2018 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Laznik, Oskar (sax0phone) | Horvat, Tadej (piano)

Komponist
Klaveren, Wijnand van | Sporck, Georges | Hindemith, Paul | Lebic, Lojze | Decruck, Fernande | Markovitch, Yvan

Plateselskap
MDG

Verk

Works for alto saxophone and piano

Wijnand van Klaveren (*1975) 12‘06
Sonate à la manière de Francis Poulenc
Allegro 4‘25 Interlude 4‘15 Rondeau à la française 3‘23

Georges Sporck (1870-1943) 13‘01
Légende Op. 54

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) 11‘21
Sonata for Alto Horn and Piano (French Horn or Alto Saxophone)
Ruhig bewegt 2‘18 Lebhaft 3‘40 Sehr langsam 2‘07 Lebhaft 3‘14

Lojze Lebič (*1934) 16‘08
Invocation (à Primož Ramovš)

Fernande Decruck (1896-1954)
Sonata in C# 16‘26
Très modéré expressif 5‘30 Andante 3‘33 Fileuse 2‘02 Nocturne et Final 5‘19

Yvan Markovitch (1929-2017) 7‘14
Complainte et Danse
Complainte 3‘30 Danse 3‘43

Total Time: 76‘17

Produktbeskrivelse

Hit Parade
From Impressionism to the present: Oskar Laznik and Tadej Horvat present a hundred years of music for saxophone and piano to their listening audience. “Légende” by their fellow Slovenian Lojze Lebič lends this debut album its title – and if the pieces are not yet legendary, then they will be – starting now, with this CD!

Panoramic History
For what Laznik and Horvat have to offer makes us sit up and take listening notice. From folklore to the avant-garde, from Impressionism to the Neo-Baroque, an uncommonly colorful panorama spreads out and brings audible joy to the musicians – and not only to them! Things range far and wide in Hindemith’s Sonata (actually written for the alto horn), glisten and glow in Wijnand van Klavern’s delightful homage to Poulenc, and lament elegiacally in Yvan Markovich’s “Complaint” – it is only rarely that we have the opportunity to experience such great variety from the saxophone.

Fan Mile
Most of the works qualify as genuine discoveries. Fernande Decruck’s Sonata in the remarkable key of C sharp major very much has earned a special place of its own among saxophone enthusiasts, and this recording has what it takes to add significant numbers of listeners to the Decruck fan mile. Lojze Lebič, who is now eighty—four years old, supplies an avant-garde piece; “Légende” calls for unusual playing style as well as the surmounting of intricately difficult rhythms and extreme dynamics.

Hats Off!
All of this comes across particularly well in the three dimensions of this finely balanced Super Audio CD. How the two young artists, both of them now professors in their native Ljubljana, fill the room with saxophone music as it has never been heard before makes us eager for more – hats off!

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