Alliage Quintett & Sabine Meyer – Fantasia (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 55:37  minutes | 512 MB | Genre: Classical
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The Alliage Quintet has a gift for surprising its audiences by toying with the illusion of a symphony orchestra. The ensemble is like a storyteller regaling its audience with its own version of a traditional narrative.
For ‘Fantasia’, the players joined forces with Sabine Meyer to explore the imaginative world of works by Borodin, Stravinsky, Dukas, Bernstein and Shostakovich – works that are all based on famous fairytales, narratives and stories, e.g. Goethe’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Voltaire’s much-travelled Candide or the Russian folklore Firebird.

Unique in its line-up, the Alliage Quintet, two-time winner of the ‘Echo Klassik’ award, creates the illusion of listening to a big orchestra. The ensemble is led on the soprano sax by its founder Daniel Gauthier, and he has several of today’s best classical saxophone soloists at his side: Magdalena Lapaj (Poland) plays the alto, Asya Fateyeva (Ukraine) the tenor sax, and Sebastian Pottmeier (Germany) the baritone. Korean pianist Jang Eun Bae completes the ensemble.

The Alliage Quintet has made guest appearances in many of Europe’s major concert halls, in Asia and North America, and also at well-known festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival and the Lucerne Festival. In addition to many radio and TV appearances, e.g. on ‘ARTE Lounge’, the Quintet has released a total of five CD’s with works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Mozart, Rossini and Puccini specially arranged for them.

Tracklist:

Alexander Borodin (1833 – 1887)
Prince Igor
1. Polovetsian Dances 11:37

Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971)
The Firebird
2. I. Introduction 03:00
3. II. The Firebird and Its Dance 00:17
4. III. Variation of the Firebird 01:21
5. IV. Round Dance of the Princesses 04:23
6. VI. Infernal Dance of King Kaschei 04:48
7. VII. Berceuse 03:28
8. VIII. Finale 02:45

Paul Dukas (1865 – 1935)
9. Der Zauberlehrling 09:42

Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)
Candide
10. Overture 04:45

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
Five Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano, WoO (Arr. for Clarinet, Piano and 4 Saxophones)
11. I. Praeludium (Moderato) 01:44
12. II. Gavotte (Tranquillo, molto leggiero) 01:31
13. III. Elegie (Andantino) 02:35
14. IV. Waltz (Tempo di Valse) 01:35
15. V. Polka (Vivace) 01:21

Personnel:
Daniel Gauthier, soprano saxophone
Magdalena Łapaj, alto saxophone
Asya Fateyeva, tenor saxophone
Sebastian Pottmeier, baritone saxophone
Jang Eun Bae, piano
Sabine Meyer, clarinet (tracks 1-9, 11-15)

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