The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet by fionan

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The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

Instrumentation: Christine Rall Elliot Riley Bruce Weinberger Kenneth Coon

(soprano saxophone) (alto saxophone) (tenor saxophone) (baritone saxophone)

Since it’s formation in 1969, the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet has appeared regularly at the major concert halls in Europe, Asia and the U.S.: Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center New York York, D.C., Paris, London, Kennedy Center Washington D.C. Opera Bastille Paris Royal Festival Hall London Cologne, Finlandia Hall Helsin ki Helsinki ki, Concertgebouw Amsterdam Amsterdam, Philharmonie Cologne Schauspielhaus Berlin, Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Zürich, Parco della Musica Rome, Berlin Vienna Zürich Rome Lumpur, Taipei, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Kuala Lumpur National Concert Hall Taipei etc. The Vienna “Zeitung” hailed the quartet as the “Uncrowned Kings of the Saxophone” and a critic from “Die Welt” claimed, “If there were an Olympic discipline for virtuoso wind playing, the Raschèr Quartet would definitely receive a gold medal.” The ensemble carries on a tradition established in the 1930’s by the pioneer of the classical saxophone and founding member of the quartet Sigurd Raschèr who animated many Raschèr, composers to write music especially for him. In a similar fashion, the quartet has inspired over 300 composers to dedicate music to them, including, Berio, Ber gman, Bialas, Dean, Denhoff, Bergman, Donatoni, Firsowa, Franke, Glass, Gubaidulina, Halffter, Haubenstock-Ramati, Kagel, HaubenstockKaipainen, Kancheli, Keuris, de Leeuw, Nilsson, Nordgren, Nørgard, Maros, Raxach, Raskatov, Sandström, von Schweinitz, Stucky, Terzakis, Tüür, Urbanner, Wuorinen, Xenakis, Zechlin. Chen Yi and Zechlin All of these composers have shared an enthusiasm for the four musicians’ unique homogeneous tone quality, virtuosity and dynamic interpretation of new and old music. Regarding their interpretation of Bach, the well-known German musicologist Ulrich Dibelius wrote, “When the Raschèr Quartet plays Bach, the music takes on a seraphic aura—as if the organ and the string quartet had come together.” Numerous composers have been fascinated with the combination of the Raschèrs and orchestra, which has resulted in more than 25 new works for that combination as well as invitations from many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Gewandhaus Leipzig the Staatskapelle Leipzig, Dresden, Bavarian Radio, Philharmonic, Dresden the Symphony Orchestra of the Ba varian Radio Bergen Philharmonic American Orchestra, Rome, Composer’s Orchestra Saint Cecilia National Academy Orchestra Rome Gulbenkian Lisbon, Orchestra, Paris, Orchestra Lisbon Malaysian National Orchestra Orchestre de Paris Pilharmonique Strasbourg, Orchestra, Philharmonic, Strasbourg Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Residentie

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Hague, Orchestra, Orchestra, Orchestra of the Hague Berlin Sinfonie Orchestra Scottish Chamber Orchestra Swedish Orchestra, Kiel, Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra Orchestra, Sinfonietta, Bern, Symphony, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta Camerata Bern Vienna Symphony BBC Symphony, Baden-Baden, Leipzig, Radio-SinfonieLondon Symphony SWR Baden-Baden MDR Orchestra Leipzig Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Stuttgart, RadioCologne, Stuttgart Radio-Sinfonie Orchestra Cologne I Fiamminghi and the Berlin Philharmonic Rattle. Orchestra under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle In addition to the Raschèr Quartet’s numerous solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s leading orchestras, the Quartet has performed with many various instrumental and vocal combinations, including Christain Lindberg The Kroumata Percussion Ensemble The London Lindberg, Ensemble semble, Voices, Choir, Choir, Choir, Voices The West German Radio Choir The Rias Chamber Choir The Finnish Radio Choir Choir, Choir, The Belgian Radio Choir The Icelandic National Cathedral Choir and the Netherlands Choir. Erkki-Sven Chamber Choir Numerous composers such as Luciano Berio, Erkki-Sve n Tüür, Bernd Franke, Stefan Thomas, Giya Kancheli, Mauricio Kagel and Sofia Gubaidulina have been inspired to contribute works for the Raschèrs in these combinations.

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