Paul Hindemith - Works for Saxophones | Wergo WER73532

Paul Hindemith - Works for Saxophones


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Label: Wergo

Cat No: WER73532

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 28th July 2017



Clair-Obscur Saxophonquartett
Barbara Buntrock (viola)
Robert Kolinsky (piano)
Florian von Radowitz (piano)


Hindemith, Paul

Des kleinen Elektromusikers Lieblinge
Frankenstein's Monstre Repertoire
Konzerstuck fur zwei Altsaxophone
» Alte Karbonaden
» Wasserdauer und Vogelbauer
Sonata for 4 horns
Sonata for alto horn (or French horn/alto saxophone)
Trio, op.47


Clair-Obscur Saxophonquartett
Barbara Buntrock (viola)
Robert Kolinsky (piano)
Florian von Radowitz (piano)


The saxophone has a rich timbre and a wide range of expressive possibilities, but despite its highly attractive features, the instrument was a late addition to the classical orchestra.

Seen in this light, the work by the saxophone quartet clair-obscur which devotes itself intensively to classical works for saxophone takes on a particular significance. The ensembleís repertoire is seemingly inexhaustible. From adventurous arrangements of piano music to string quartets, there is nothing the musicians leave untried. They employ their instruments to bring to life a myriad of different tonal colours and musical genres.

Paul Hindemith is the focus of this CD: during the 1920s, he became enchanted by the tone of the saxophone, integrating it on a number of occasions into the scores of his stage works. The ensemble clair-obscur has a special interest in his chamber music, for example the Sonata for four horns and the composition Frankensteinís Monstre Repertorie for string quartet. These works alongside the other compositions featured on this CD have been specially arranged for this saxophone ensemble production by Christoph Enzel.

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