Le Petit Negre, Claude Debussy

French get their due in new program by Amherst Saxophone Quartet

Works reviewed: 
Trois Conversations, Paul Pierné
Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos
Quatuor de Saxophones (1962), Claude Pascal
Cache-Cache, Robert Clerisse
Golliwogg's Cakewalk, Claude Debussy
Le Petit Negre, Claude Debussy
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Nov 28 1995
Herman Trotter

The inventor of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, was a Belgian instrument maker who lived most of his life in Paris. Consequently, the saxophone has always been presumed to have had French origins, and it was French composers who first championed the instrument, both in solo context and ensembles.

This inventive and wholly delightful program by the Buffalo-based, world-touring Amherst Saxophone Quartet takes note of the French pride of place in the saxophone world, offering four major 20th century works. Read more »

Le Petit Negre, Claude Debussy

Twentieth Century Music Transcriptions
Composer First Names: 
Marcel Mule
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