Chamber Symphony (1983), Andrew Stiller

Listeners come to watch saxophone music

Works reviewed: 
Chamber Symphony (1983), Andrew Stiller
Quatuor pour saxophones, op. 31, Jean Absil
Enchainment (1981), Robert Mols
Quartet, David Deason
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Feb 25 1991
Herman Trotter

Seven artists respond graphically to Amherst Quartet's performance
The idea behind this collaboration, called "Music at an Exhibition," was rather accurately described as the reverse of the process which produced Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." Read more »

Chamber Symphony (1983), Andrew Stiller

Stiller's Chamber Symphony, composed for the ASQ, adheres strictly to forms common in Haydn's and Beethoven's day to comment on both the classical style and the music of today. Mayn Rue Plats, the second movement, is a beautiful slow evolving melody. Read more »

Stiller, Andrew

1946 —

Andrew Stiller (b. 1946, Washington, D.C.) studied with Lejaren Hiller and Morton Feldman at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In the 1970's he was a member of Lukas Foss's Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, performing his own and other I avant garde works at Carnegie Hall, in Buffalo, and on tour. He also performed with the Decapod Wind Quintet, the Age of Reason Baroque Ensemble, the Buffalo New Music Ensemble, and Network for New Music. Read more »

Lament on the Death of Music

Amherst Saxophone Quartet: Lament on the Death of Music
Salvatore Andolina, soprano
Russ Carere, alto
Stephen Rosenthal, tenor
Harry Fackelman, baritone
Christine Schadeberg, Soprano (voice)

Notes on the Compositions

Several common threads are woven throughout the fabric of this, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's fifth recording. As it happens, it is something of a 'theme album', — a creature more common to rock than to 'serious' music.

All the compositions were written in the last few years and take on the question of what 'classical music' is (or may be) at the end of the 20th century. All were composed for the ASQ or submitted as entries in its International Saxophone Quartet Composition Competition. Read more »

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