French Saxophone Quartets | Naxos 8573549

French Saxophone Quartets

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573549

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd December 2016

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Invented in Paris in 1846 by the Belgian-born Adolphe Sax, the saxophone was readily embraced by French composers who championed the new instrument through numerous ensemble and solo compositions. This tradition is celebrated in a programme, performed by the young and exciting Kenari Quartet, that explores the saxophone in all of its colours and sonorities, from Pierre Max Dubois’s light-hearted and jazz-inspired music to the lyrical and expressive world of Alfred Desenclos, and from Jean Françaix’s witty ‘bantering’ to the excitement and energy which closes Florent Schmitt’s Quatour, op.102.

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