Label: GENUIN - GEN 16401,Deutschlandradio Kultur - GEN 16401,Deutscher Musikrat - GEN 16401 • Series: Primavera • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Classical •
I was told to make sure I checked it out. If you can answer any of the following questions, I would be much obliged. Where can I hear this song? What is the altissimo range like? What is the difficulty for the piano player? The Albright Sonata is one of the hardest pieces in our repertoire. It is mandatory that you have excellent control of the altissimo range D is the highest written I believe and that you are an accomplished double tonguer.
The piano part is extremely difficult. It has not been recorded much. John Sampen has a recording out. There are a couple places on the web where you can hear clips that I know of. Try www. Also one of my UM colleagues just launched his new website www. There are clips there as well. Actually, Matthew Levy, the tenor player in Prism is apparently the one who performs the Albright sonata on their new cd Does J.-D. Michat know? From what I understand, Mcallister is doing the sonata on his new cd due out later this year.
John Sampen re-released his recording, originally on the Capstone label, now on the Albany label. I'm not sure who will be doing the recording on the Prism CD I've heard McAllister, Sullivan, and now Levy, wich is funny now that I think of it 'cause none are the alto player in the group! Its going to include the Albright, a new piece by Mischa Zupko which is awesome among others.
It should be coming out in September. Albright is one of the most powerful pieces that I have ever worked on.
Its a piece that is both technically and mentally taxing. Its difficult but worth it. If you perform it, find out as much histroy as you can about Albright, his choice of movement titles especially La follia nuova etc.
I'm glad to hear that he's recording the Zupko. I heard it on a radio broadcast about a year-and-a-half ago; as Sonata For Alto Saxophone And Piano - Asya Fateyeva - Works By F. Decruck recall, it was quite a tour de force. I think that's probably putting it a bit strongly. The piano part is nowhere near as hard as that Ritmo Meccanico - Power Skin* - Celtica Bianca Spada the Denisov Sonata, for example although the sax part for the Albright, IMO, is more technically Sonata For Alto Saxophone And Piano - Asya Fateyeva - Works By F.
Decruck than the sax part for the Denisov -- not only does the Denisov require more chops, but there are all the counting issues, which don't really exist in the Albright; the ensemble problems are much greater in Denisov as well.
Heck, a piece as frequently programmmed as the Creston Sonata is known to be a knuckle-buster for the pianist. And people often overlook how difficult orchestral reductions e. As long as the pianist can count quintuplets which really should be a given these daysthe Albright shouldn't W. Albright any major problems for an accomplished player. A school with a good music program should have plenty of candidates. Whether you can find one who's willing to play with saxophonists is another question altogether!
I got to hear Sinta play Albright twice, the most impressive time was at Interlochen with John Sampen playing the off stage stuff in the 2nd movement. In a recital in Memphis, the pianist hit the last "chord" if you can call it that :lol: so hard that he broke a key on a Fazioli Sonata For Alto Saxophone And Piano - Asya Fateyeva - Works By F.
Decruck grand. Freakin intense! I really like this piece for a lot of reasons. As contemporary music goes, it's also readily accepted by most audiences - partially because it is so energetic and engaging, Milva - Milva (8-Track Cartridge, Album) partially because it is frequently very "melodic" and somewhat "tonal". Regarding difficulty, I think that depends on the characteristics of the player.
This piece fits my playing characteristics well, so it J.-D. Michat as dificult for me as many other pieces that some people consider to be "easier".
I Breakfast At Tiffanys - Various - Rock Hits thinink that the dbl tonguing is so extreme in this piece. I actually learned to dbl tongue to play this piece; there are only a couple of quick sections where you need it. I was sad to hear that Albright recently passed.
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