The Art of Saxophone

Composer: Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, Darius Milhaud, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jacques (Francois Antoine) Ibert, Claude Debussy
Conductor: Hansjörg Schellenberger
Solist: Mario Marzi
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano "Giuseppe Verdi"
Genre:
Label: SACD
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: no
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47748-8
Total Time: 76:50
Recording Date: 28.-30.07.2004
Technology: Hybrid: 5+1 surround and stereo high resolution (DSD technique) + stereo CD layer
Release Date: 03/2009

Description

The spirit of the saxophone wholly permeates these recorded works from Glazunov, Debussy, Ibert, Milhaud und Villa-Lobos. The idiom of jazz is wonderfully represented through the multi-faceted sounds of south American dance rhythms and bewitching Dionysian and Apollonian tunes.

The saxophone player Mario Marzi raises beautiful worlds of sound from this instrument. For more than twenty years he has been working with the „Teatro alla Scala“ and the „Filarmonica della Scala“ under the baton of such leading contemporary conductors as R. Muti, C.M. Giulini, L. Berio and W. Sawallisch. Mario Marzi recorded the works on hand beautifully together with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano G. Verdi under the leadership of Hansjörg Schellenberger.

Look forward to an outstanding interpretation of works for saxophone and orchestra that also enchant through the very special sound of 5+1 multichannel on the SACD layer.

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
1
Allegro moderato

 Concerto in E flat major for alto saxophone and strings op. 109

04.10 0,99 €
2
Andante

Concerto in E flat major for alto saxophone and strings op. 109

04.59 0,99 €
3
Allegro

 Concerto in E flat major for alto saxophone and strings op. 109

05.21 2,00 €
4
Rhapsodie for orchestra and saxophone

 

Composers: Claude Debussy
Solist: Mario Marzi
10.42 3,00 €
5
Allegro con moto

 Concertino da camera for alto saxophone and eleven instruments

04.18 0,99 €
6
Larghetto

 Concertino da camera for alto saxophone and eleven instruments

03.23 0,99 €
7
Animato molto

Concertino da camera for alto saxophone and eleven instruments

04.23 0,99 €
8
Vif

Scaramouche. Suite for saxophone and orchestra

Composers: Darius Milhaud
Solist: Mario Marzi
03.00 0,99 €
9
Modéré

 Scaramouche. Suite for saxophone and orchestra

Composers: Darius Milhaud
Solist: Mario Marzi
04.18 0,99 €
10
Brazileira

Scaramouche. Suite for saxophone and orchestra

Composers: Darius Milhaud
Solist: Mario Marzi
02.38 0,99 €
11
Animé

Fantasia for saxophone and chamber orchestra

04.23 0,99 €
12
Lent

Fantasia for saxophone and chamber orchestra

02.45 0,99 €
13
Très animé

Fantasia for saxophone and chamber orchestra

03.01 0,99 €
14
La création du monde
 
Composers: Darius Milhaud
Solist: Mario Marzi
18.47 4,00 €

Reviews:

klassik.com (03.08.2010)


Interpretation: 5 Stars

Sound Quality: 5 Stars

Repertory Value: 4 Stars

Booklet: 5 Stars

Klassik Heute (11.06.2010)


 10/10 Stars: sound quality

 10/10 Stars: artistic ability

 10/10 Stars: overall impression

www.musicweb-international.com (23.03.2010)


"The Italian band, always alluring, bring a ray of Mediterranean sunshine to the proceedings as well. But it’s the soloist who takes the palm, with superb articulation and purity of tone. Whether it’s leaps or trills, high or low, Marzi sails through this music with ease. It’s very impressive, both as a performance and as a recording."

"Performance, sound and presentation all speak of high production values. A feast for all sax fans. "

Classcial Net (23.03.2010)


Mario Manzi ozzes out some beautiful worlds of sound, and although Schellenberger keeps a measured hold on proceedings, he always allows the soloist to display his virtuosic abilities to the full. Outstanding notes and the superb 5.1 multichannel sound are also high points of this marvelous SACD.

Audiophile Audition (23.03.2010)


This is an excellent collection of works for classical saxophone and symphony orchestra, superbly performed and recorded with state of the art hi-res surround. Mario Marzi teaches saxophone at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan and is one of the world’s leading classical saxophone virtuosos. The Glazunov sax concerto opening the program was only composed in 1934 and has been much recorded, but this is one its best performances and the remainder of the program is well-chosen and played.

Turok's Choice (01.10.2009)


"Saxophonist Mario Marzi has put together a disc of terrific music for saxophone and orchestra (...) Fine performance and superb sound, with Hansjörg Schellenberger leading the Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra of Milan"

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