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Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK

Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD331
UPC: 855317003318
Release Date : 22 / Jan / 2016
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  1. 01 – Hans Gal – Suite for Alto Saxophone in Eb and Pianoforte Op. 102b – I. Cantabile
  2. 02 – Hans Gal – Suite for Alto Saxophone in Eb and Pianoforte Op. 102b – II. Furioso
  3. 03 – Hans Gal – Suite for Alto Saxophone in Eb and Pianoforte – III. Con grazia Tempo di Menuetto lento
  4. 04 – Hans Gal – Suite for Alto Saxophone in Eb and Pianoforte Op. 102b – IV. Burla Allegro vivace
  5. 05 – Erwin Schulhoff – Hot-Sonate (1930) – I. Mov.
  6. 06 – Erwin Schulhoff – Hot-Sonate (1930) – II. Mov.
  7. 07 – Erwin Schulhoff – Hot-Sonate (1930) – III. Mov.
  8. 08 – Erwin Schulhoff – Hot-Sonate (1930) – IV. Mov.
  9. 09 – Paul Hindemith – Sonate – I. Ruhig bewegt
  10. 10 – Paul Hindemith – Sonate – II. Lebhaf
  11. 11 – Paul Hindemith – Sonate – III. Sehr langsam
  12. 12 – Paul Hindemith – Sonate – IV. Das Posthorn (Zwiegespraech) The Posthorn (Dialogue) Lebhaft
  13. 13 – Werner Heider – Sonata in jazz – I. Mov.
  14. 14 – Werner Heider – Sonata in jazz – II. Mov.
  15. 15 – Werner Heider – Sonata in jazz – III. Mov.
  16. 16 – Edison Denisov – Sonate pour Saxophone Alto et Piano – I. Allegro
  17. 17 – Edison Denisov – Sonate pour Saxophone Alto et Piano – III. Allegro moderato
  18. 18 – Edison Denisov – Sonate pour Saxophone Alto et Piano – III. Allegro moderato

GUIDO BÄUMER & ALADÁR RÁCZ – FLASHBACK

Music for Saxophone and Piano from the 20th Century
Gál | Schulhoff | Hindemith | Heider | Denisov

This disc encourages the listener to relish the versatility of the saxophone, presenting us with the instrument in both classical and jazz modes. On the one hand, we have the Suite by Hans Gál enjoying the saxophone’s sonorities within the traditions of Germanic chamber music, and Hindemith’s Sonata, which avoids the excesses of Romanticism with a pared-down, rigorous style. On the other, we have the Hot-Sonate by Erwin Schulhoff and Werner Heider’s Sonata in Jazz, both rich with syncopations, bluesy harmonies, swing rhythms, and the spirit of the jazz club. Then there’s Edison Denisov’s fusion of the two worlds in his Sonata, which combines jazz and avant-garde techniques with thrilling results.

The works on this disc span a period of 40 years, from 1930 to 1970, and each seems to pose a question about the saxophone. Should it to be contained by good manners and formal decorum, or allowed to imbue a recital the freedom of jazz? The responses of these five composers owe something to their political and cultural circumstances, but can also be seen in more general terms as responses to the phenomenon of the saxophone in the 20th century as an icon of a new and popular musical culture.

Guido Bäumer and Aladár Rácz first met whilst living and working in North Iceland in 2001. They formed Duo Ultima, and have been collaborating on an array of programmes together ever since, performing together at numerous festivals and in major concert halls. Their repertoire seeks to examine the saxophone from different angles, with programmes focusing on French music, Impressionism, the saxophone as virtuoso instrument, and, more recently, expanding into a quartet (with accordion and double bass) to explore the music of Piazzolla.

Booklet in English, French, and German.
Program notes by Hugh Collins Rice.

01 – Hans Gal – Suite for Alto Saxophone in Eb and Pianoforte Op. 102b – I. Cantabile // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  1. 01 – Hans Gal – Suite for Alto Saxophone in Eb and Pianoforte Op. 102b – I. Cantabile // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  2. 02 – Hans Gal – Suite for Alto Saxophone in Eb and Pianoforte Op. 102b – II. Furioso // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  3. 03 – Hans Gal – Suite for Alto Saxophone in Eb and Pianoforte – III. Con grazia Tempo di Menuetto lento // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  4. 04 – Hans Gal – Suite for Alto Saxophone in Eb and Pianoforte Op. 102b – IV. Burla Allegro vivace // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  5. 05 – Erwin Schulhoff – Hot-Sonate (1930) – I. Mov. // Erwin Schulhoff
  6. 06 – Erwin Schulhoff – Hot-Sonate (1930) – II. Mov. // Erwin Schulhoff
  7. 07 – Erwin Schulhoff – Hot-Sonate (1930) – III. Mov. // Erwin Schulhoff
  8. 08 – Erwin Schulhoff – Hot-Sonate (1930) – IV. Mov. // Erwin Schulhoff
  9. 09 – Paul Hindemith – Sonate – I. Ruhig bewegt // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  10. 10 – Paul Hindemith – Sonate – II. Lebhaf // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  11. 11 – Paul Hindemith – Sonate – III. Sehr langsam // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  12. 12 – Paul Hindemith – Sonate – IV. Das Posthorn (Zwiegespraech) The Posthorn (Dialogue) Lebhaft // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  13. 13 – Werner Heider – Sonata in jazz – I. Mov. // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  14. 14 – Werner Heider – Sonata in jazz – II. Mov. // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  15. 15 – Werner Heider – Sonata in jazz – III. Mov. // Guido Bäumer & Aladár Rácz - FLASHBACK
  16. 16 – Edison Denisov – Sonate pour Saxophone Alto et Piano – I. Allegro // Edison Denisov
  17. 17 – Edison Denisov – Sonate pour Saxophone Alto et Piano – III. Allegro moderato // Edison Denisov
  18. 18 – Edison Denisov – Sonate pour Saxophone Alto et Piano – III. Allegro moderato // Edison Denisov