Romances for Saxophone

Romances for Saxophone

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by Branford Marsalis
     
 
Romances for Saxophone was released in 1986 by CBS Masterworks' Light Classics division. Branford Marsalis, usually known for his jazz background, asserts his mastery of the soprano saxophone on this excellent collection of romantic chamber music. Accompanied by the English Chamber

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Romances for Saxophone was released in 1986 by CBS Masterworks' Light Classics division. Branford Marsalis, usually known for his jazz background, asserts his mastery of the soprano saxophone on this excellent collection of romantic chamber music. Accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra, Marsalis indulges us with some of his most fervent music yet. Each piece explores a different aspect of love and romance. Vocalese, originally for the soprano voice, portray the vocal lyricism and musicality of Marsalis' soprano saxophone. The "Rachmaninoff Vocalese" is an exceptional confirmation of the mastery of tone and musicianship that defines the music Marsalis is known for. Other well-known works, such as Debussy's "L'Isle Joyeuse" and Stravinsky's "Pastorale," brilliantly contrast the air that Marsalis has played since 1981. The French and Russian compositions add a new dimension to the young Marsalis repertoire -- classical romantic.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644212228
catalogNumber:
42122
Rank:
14138

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Romances for Saxophone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listen to this album over and over. Branford's tone, intonation and articulation is unmatched by any other soprano sax player I have heard. I wish I had some of the arrangements on it, so that I could play them myself, especially Emmanuel by Colombier.