Saxophone Quartet (1985), Carlo Pinto

Riches aplenty for sax quartet — with one exception

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Saxophone Quartet (1985), Carlo Pinto
Housing Project (1985), William Ortiz
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Dec 7 1992
Kenneth Young

This concert in the Nichols School Boocock Library found the Amherst Saxophone Quartet in a particularly mellow mood, though Stephen Rosenthal's usual tongue-in-cheek commentary was tinged with a bit of wry gallows humor as to the financial state of the arts in general and the ASQ in particular. Read more »

Saxophone Quartet (1985), Carlo Pinto

Mr. Pinto composed Saxophone Quartet (1985) for the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, at their invitation. He described the work in the following terms: "The work is intended for virtuoso saxophone playing including a quasi-cadenza in the third movement. It employs a combination of tonal and atonal systems, and although written in an apparently conventional three movement form, I consider the work as a single continuous unit, reinforced by the fact that the beginning and the end form a type of prelude and postlude. Read more »

Pinto, Carlo

1925 —

CARLO PINTO (1925-1992) was educated at the Conservatory Benedetto Marcello in Venice, Italy and the Eastman School of Music where he received degrees in composition and piano. He was an Associate Professor of Music at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was a member of the piano, composition and theory faculties. In addition, he was active as both a conductor and pianist and Music Director of the Greater Buffalo Opera Company.

Saxophone quartet wails despite losing UB gig

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All Right Blues (1996), Russ Carere
Nina's Samba, Stephen Parisi
Out of the Blue, Frank Ticheli
Nardis, Miles Davis
Blue Rondo a la Turk, Dave Brubeck
Blue Monk, Thelonius Monk
Saxophone Quartet (1985), Carlo Pinto
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Feb 9 2002
Jan Jezioro

Leaving the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday evening, a patron was overheard to remark, "All that talent, and you can really tell that they love what they're doing."

That comment, though perhaps made casually, pretty much sums up what almost everyone who has attended any of the quartet's concerts over the years has felt. Read more »

Saxophone Quartet (1985), Carlo Pinto

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I. Lento, Presto
II. Andante espressivo, Vivacissimo
III. Allegro, Andante, Allegro
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