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Concertos for Saxophone Quartet

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Concerto Grosso: I. LivelyPrism Quartet 5:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Concerto Grosso: II. Song without wordsPrism Quartet 6:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Concerto Grosso: III. ValsePrism Quartet 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Concerto Grosso: IV. BadineriePrism Quartet 6:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: I. JackassPrism Quartet 7:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: II. BagpipePrism Quartet10:27Album Only
listen  7. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: III. MachinePrism Quartet13:05Album Only

Product Details

  • Conductor: William Bolcom and Steven Mackey
  • Composer: William Bolcom and Steven Mackey
  • Audio CD (June 9, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B0029R81M6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #521,112 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dean R. Brierly on May 16, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I've never been a big fan of music that attempts to fuse classical music with pop and jazz elements, which is precisely the intent of William Bolcolm's "Concerto Grosso." I've always felt it's like trying to mix oil and water. Having said that, Bolcolm's four-movement concerto is one of the more successful such works I've encountered, and achieves a level of balance and harmonic integrity that will doubtless please fans of crossover classical. In some respects, it sounds like a contemporary interpretation of George Gershwin. I didn't hate it; I just couldn't connect to it emotionally. The other work on this disc, Steven Mackey's "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral," was a bit more pleasing to my ears. It's a much more minimalist composition that relies on a dramatic "plunging" theme (the composer's own word) that appears in various contexts throughout all three movements. Mackey conjures some interesting sounds and textures, at one point evoking bagpipe music, and brings things to an increasingly aggressive climax that borders on industrial noise. It's not an easy listen by any stretch, but its chilly, hard-edged contours are continually fascinating.
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