French Saxophone QuartetsJEAN FRANÇAIX (1912-1997): Petit quatuor, ALFRED DESENCLOS (1912-1971): Quartet, PIERRE MAX DUBOIS (1930-1995): Quartet, EUGÈNE BOZZA (1905-1991): Andante et Scherzo, GABRIEL PIERNÉ (1863-1937): Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire, FLORENT SCHMITT (1870-1958): Quartet, Op. 102.
Catalogue Number: 12S056
Description: The French invented the saxophone and their compositional tradition is celebrated in a program that explores the instrument in all of its colors and sonorities, from Dubois's light-hearted and jazz-inspired music to the lyrical and expressive world of Desenclos, and from Francaix's witty "bantering" to the excitement and energy which closes Schmitt's piece. Kenari Quartet.