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Légende - music for saxophone & piano by Florent Schmitt, Jolivet, Milhaud, Francaix, Hindemith, Creston / Duo Vagues

Album Summary

>Schmitt, Florent : Legende, Op. 66
>Jolivet, André : Fantaisie-Impromptu, for saxophone (1953)
>Milhaud, Darius : Scaramouche (3), suite for saxophone & orchestra (or piano), Op. 165c
>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Danses Exotiques (5) for alto saxophone & piano
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for saxophone (or alto horn or horn) & piano
>Creston, Paul [Composer] : Sonata for Saxophone & Piano, Op. 19
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Notes & Reviews:

Sardinian saxophonist Andrea Mocci, one of the most accomplished musicians of his generation, and the brilliant Japanese pianist Megumi Nakanomori, form Duo Vagues, and present their debut album Légende. Their cultural backgrounds and personalities are as distinct as the contrasting colouristic palettes of their instruments; the saxophone itself straddles the worlds of classical and jazz. This CD represents a fusion of all these apparently conflicting elements, highlighting music's power to unify cultures, timbres and genres.

Andrea Mocci is an Italian soloist, performer and teacher. He has studied music since the age of six, graduating with the highest honors in saxophone and chamber music at the conservatories of L. Canepa in Sassari and G. Verdi in Milan. He made his debut as a soloist in Milan in 2011 performing Milhaud's Scaramouche in the conservatory's prestigious Sala Verdi. He also studied composition and jazz, which led him to perform in several festivals in major European cities.

Megumi Nakanomori was born in Japan and began to play the piano at the age of four. She graduated in 2007 from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and started to perform as a concert soloist with several orchestras in Japan. From 2013 to 2014 she was a member of the Ensemble of the Academy of La Scala, Milan. In 2015 she won first prize in the Spinea International Music Competition and in the Cortemilia International Music Competition.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio Odradek (06/22/2015-06/25/2015).



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Works Details

>Schmitt, Florent : Légende, Op. 66
  • Ensemble: Duo Vagues
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (06/22/2015-06/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Jolivet, André : Fantaisie-Impromptu, for saxophone (1953)
  • Ensemble: Duo Vagues
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (06/22/2015-06/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Milhaud, Darius : Scaramouche (3), suite for saxophone & orchestra (or piano), Op. 165c
  • Ensemble: Duo Vagues
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (06/22/2015-06/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Danses Exotiques (5) for alto saxophone & piano
  • Ensemble: Duo Vagues
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (06/22/2015-06/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957-1961

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for saxophone (or alto horn or horn) & piano
  • Ensemble: Duo Vagues
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (06/22/2015-06/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Creston, Paul [Composer] : Sonata for Saxophone & Piano, Op. 19
  • Ensemble: Duo Vagues
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (06/22/2015-06/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939