Ferio Saxophone Quartet – Flux Original Works for Saxophone Quartet (2017) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Ferio Saxophone Quartet – Flux Original Works for Saxophone Quartet (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:37 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Chandos

Having already won many prizes and awards (The Philharmonia/Martin Musical Ensemble, Royal Over-Seas League’s Ensemble Competition, Tunnell Trust Award) and appointed St John’s Smith Square Young Artist of the year for 2016 – 17, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet is Europe’s most exciting up-and-coming ensemble of its kind. This, its debut commercial CD, features original works written for saxophone quartet. Composers range from Gabriel Pierné and Jean-Baptiste Singelée to Eugène Bozza and Guillermo Lago (who wrote The Wordsworth Poems specially for the Quartet this year). Through this choice of repertoire, the Ferio Quartet is inviting listeners to experience a number of musical styles and moods, playing works from the time of the saxophone’s invention right up to the present day.

“Ferios certainly have skill on their side, and every emotional hue you could want-smoky, honeyed, shrieking or sad.” (BBC Music Magazine)

“If anything, these brief comparisons confirm just how gifted the Ferios really are; they also underline the sheer presence and tonal sophistication of this new recording…in short, Flux is the perfect calling card, and it should win the group lots of new friends and followers.” (MusicWeb International)

01. Grand quatuor concertant, Op. 79
02. Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire
03. Andante et scherzo: Andante
04. Andante et scherzo: Scherzo
05. Ciudades: I. Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
06. Ciudades: II. Tokyo (Japan)
07. Ciudades: III. Köln (Germany)
08. Ciudades: IV. Córdoba (Spain)
09. Ciudades: V. Montevideo (Uruguay)
10. Ciudades: VI. Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
11. Saxophone Quartet in F Minor: I. Allegro non troppo
12. Saxophone Quartet in F Minor: II. Scherzo. Vivace-Trio-Scherzo. Vivace
13. Saxophone Quartet in F Minor: III. Adagio
14. Saxophone Quartet in F Minor: IV. Presto
15. The Wordsworth Poems: No. 1, Composed upon Westminster Bridge
16. The Wordsworth Poems: No. 2, With Ships the Sea Was Sprinkled Far and Nigh
17. The Wordsworth Poems: No. 3, Composed During a Storm
18. Hoe Down (Version for Saxophone Quartet)