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The Virtuoso Saxophone - Concertos by Glazunov, Ibert, Muczynski, Popp, Monti / Donald Lefevre, saxophone; Jim Rauscher, piano

Album Summary

>Glazunov, Alexander : Concerto for Alto Saxophone in E flat major, Op. 109
>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : Concertino da camera, for alto saxophone & 11 instruments
>Muczynski, Robert : Sonata for saxophone & piano, Op. 29
>Popp, Wilhelm : Staccato Fantasy, for saxophone & piano
>Monti, Vittorio : Czardas
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Titanic Records is pleased to announce the release of The Virtuoso Saxophone, an album containing major works for classical saxophone and piano including the Ibert Concertino da camera and the Muczynski Sonata. Saxophonist Don Lefevre is the director of bands and associate professor of saxophone at West Texas A&M University, where he joined the music faculty in 1987. He has served as the principal saxophonist with the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra since 1989. He is accompanied by Dr. Jim Rauscher who is Professor of Piano Studies and Chair of the Music Department at Amarillo College. Principal keyboardist for the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra since 1981, he has appeared as guest soloist with that orchestra on numerous occasions.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
Lefevre has good fingers and nice phrasing, and he tackles each selection with energy and daring. Rauscher is a sensitive collaborator who brings a variety of hues to the music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Audio Refinery, Amarillo, TX.



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Works Details

>Glazunov, Alexander : Concerto for Alto Saxophone in E flat major, Op. 109
  • Performers: Donald Lefevre (Saxophone); Jim Rauscher (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1934.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1934

>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : Concertino da camera, for alto saxophone & 11 instruments
  • Performers: Donald Lefevre (Saxophone); Jim Rauscher (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1935

>Muczynski, Robert : Sonata for saxophone & piano, Op. 29
  • Performers: Donald Lefevre (Saxophone); Jim Rauscher (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970

>Popp, Wilhelm : Staccato Fantasy, for saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Donald Lefevre (Saxophone); Jim Rauscher (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Monti, Vittorio : Czardas
  • Performers: Donald Lefevre (Saxophone); Jim Rauscher (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904