Glass: Facades; Rogers, Muczynski, MacDonald, Painter, Fitkin: Contemporary Works for Saxophone / Lara James, et al

Album Summary

>Rogers, Rodney : Lessons of the Sky, for oboe (or soprano saxophone) & piano
>Muczynski, Robert : Sonata for saxophone & piano, Op. 29
>MacDonald, Colin : Here Again, for saxophone & cello
>Glass, Philip : Facades
>Painter, Christopher : Sonata for saxophone & piano, Op. 56
>Fitkin, Graham : Glass, for saxophone & piano
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

The saxophone is truly an instrument of the modern age, with many composers drawn to the unique tones and colors of which it is capable. Accompanied by a select group of musicians including Sinfonia ViVA, on this recording Lara James performs contemporary works by some of today's leading composers, demonstrating the unique timbre and versatility of the modern saxophone.



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Works Details

>Rogers, Rodney : Lessons of the Sky, for oboe (or soprano saxophone) & piano
  • Performers: Jeremy Young (Piano); Lara James (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kok
  • Running Time: 9 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Muczynski, Robert : Sonata for saxophone & piano, Op. 29
  • Performers: Jeremy Young (Piano); Lara James (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kok
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970

>MacDonald, Colin : Here Again, for saxophone & cello
  • Performers: Kathryn Price (Cello); Lara James (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kok
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970

>Glass, Philip : Facades
  • Performer: Lara James (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kok
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Painter, Christopher : Sonata for saxophone & piano, Op. 56
  • Performers: Jeremy Young (Piano); Lara James (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kok
  • Running Time: 18 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Fitkin, Graham : Glass, for saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Jeremy Young (Piano); Lara James (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kok
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998