Nuages, Eugene Bozza

Saxophone quartet gives audience surprising tour of versatile repertoire

Works reviewed: 
Nuages, Eugene Bozza
Quartet No. 1 (1992), Stephen Parisi
Histoire du Tango, Astor Piazzolla
Greenville News, The
Greenville, S.C.
Apr 9 1994
Janie Caves McCauley

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet brought their brand of serious fun to the Peace Centers Gunter Theatre Friday evening. The ensemble made a convincing case for the versatility of the saxophone as they performed works ranging from classical transcriptions and modern compositions for saxophone ensemble to selections of American jazz and ragtime. But while the quartet clearly presented both the serious and light capabilities of the sax, they also called upon the audience to give up the old stereotypes of chamber music as dry and stuffy. Read more »

Amherst Saxophone Quartet lets loose at concert

Works reviewed: 
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Phantom Melos (1981), Rocco Di Pietro
Toccata and Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach
Saxophone Quartet, Alec Wilder
Nuages, Eugene Bozza
Phantom Melos
Memories of You, Eubie Blake
Stuart News
Stuart, Florida
Apr 5 1996
Robert S. Butler

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet, which prides itself on presenting a decidedly unstuffy experience to its audiences, did just that March 29 at Stuart's Lyric Theater. The saxophone virtuosos, final season presentation of the Treasure Coast Concert Association, are always a delight., running the musical gamut from classical to jazz. Stephen Rosenthal, Tenor sax, serves as the Buffalo, N.Y. group's announcer and stand-up comic. Steve provides an ongoing humorous, iconoclastic commentary on the evening's music and other unrelated subjects. Read more »

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