Quatuor (1931), Alexander Glazunov

Quartet's newest member contributing quickly

Works reviewed: 
Ave Maria, Josquin Desprez
Quatuor (1931), Alexander Glazunov
Tell no more of Enchanted Days (1992), Mark Engebretson
New York Counterpoint (1985), Steve Reich
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Feb 28 1999
Garaud MacTaggart

Soprano saxophonist Susan Fancher, the latest addition to the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, has made an immediate impact.
Not only has the group gotten the services of another fine musician, but her versatile arrangements are adding some new life to an already interesting ensemble. Read more »

Quartet's second time around is no mistake

Works reviewed: 
Quatuor (1931), Alexander Glazunov
Quatuor pour saxophones, op. 31, Jean Absil
Introduction et Scherzo (1957), Robert Clerisse
Suite for Saxophone Quartet (1979), Paul Creston
Introduction and Capriccio (1981), Stephen Parisi
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Nov 13 1997
Herman Trotter

In celebrating its 20th anniversary this season, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet reprised, in its initial concert, its very first concert. For the second set, it is replaying a 1982 Carnegie Hall concert.

"It was a watershed for us," said spokesman Stephen Rosenthal, "because the fine review which the New York Times gave us was a springboard to a long and healthy career."

After hearing the concert again, it's clear that the Times' positive review was earned. Read more »

Glazunov, Alexander

1865 —

ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865-1936), born in St. Petersburg, was gifted with an exceptional ear and began to study piano at the age of nine. He was composing by the age of 11. In 1879, he began composition studies with Rimsky-Korsakov and progressed "not from day to day but from hour to hour," said Rimsky-Korsakov. His first symphony and first string quartet were completed in 1881. Glazunov composed in all genres except opera, with the major portion of his music written before 1906. He wrote eight symphonies and eight quartets. Read more »

Program Book 2000-2001 page 05

Home Series
Concert I: A Tribute to Marcel Mule
Concer Date 1: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2000 - 3:00pm
WBFO-FM, Allen Hall, UB South Campus
Concert Date 2: 
Thursday, September 21, 2000 - 4:00pm
Concert Location 2: 
Slee Hall/University at Buffalo
Concert Date 3: 
Friday, September 22, 2000 - 3:30pm
Concert Location 3: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY
Concert Date 4: 
Sunday, September 24, 2000 - 12:00pm
Concert Location 4: 
WBFO Radio, 88.7 FM, Buffalo, NY
Susan Fancher, soprano
Russ Carere, alto
Stephen Rosenthal, tenor
Harry Fackelman, baritone

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet is the Saxophone Quartet in Residence at the University at Buffalo. This series is made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endow- ment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. M & T Bank is the sole corporate sponsor of this concert set. The official soft drink of the ASQ is water.

Amherst Saxophone Quartet Program Book
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Quatuor (1931), Alexander Glazunov

Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
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Sound Samples
I. Partie
II. Canzona variee
III. Finale
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