Saxophone Quartet:Straight Lines
Erasmus Music & Media WVH 269
at the Dutch Reformed Church, Rhoon, The Netherlands on August 27 & 28, 2001. Released
in The Netherlands on March 14, 2002.
|Composition by Erkki-Sven Tüür|
|Track 6. Lamentatio (1995) 10:38
Remco Jak:soprano/tenor saxophones; Naomi Sato:alto/soprano saxophones; Bas Apswoude:tenor/alto saxophones; Ties Mellema:baritone saxophone.
|Other composer's works on this album|
|Track 1. Ian Wilson (1964-): ...so softly (1992) 8:17|
|Track 2.-4. Daan Manneke (1939-): Soyons plus vite/Syrinx (1991) 11:23|
|Track 5. Gavin Bryars (1943-): Alaric I or II (1989) 13:19|
|Track 7. Joep Franssens (1955-): The Straight LIne
Performers on all tracks - Remco Jak:soprano/tenor saxophones; Naomi Sato:alto/soprano saxophones; Bas Apswoude:tenor/alto saxophones; Ties Mellema:baritone saxophone.
|Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards|
|Lamentatio was commissioned by and premiered by the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet on January 31, 1995 in Tallinn, Estonia.|
|Lamentatio is published by Edition Peters with the catalogue number EP 8897.|
|Other Points of Interest and Links|
|The booklet notes are by Anthony Fiumara and are in
English only (translation by Dick de Waal). The notes contain excellent background
information on each composer and their work, with a particularly dramatic interview quote
from Erkki-Sven Tüür who relates how he had originally planned to visit the Stockholm
Saxophone Quartet on September 28, 1994 and then ended up postponing the trip for a week
at the request of the Quartet. The ferry that Tüür would have taken was the MS Estonia
ferry which sank in a large maritime disaster on September 28, 1994 with the loss of over
800 lives. Tüür ends by saying: "I am not sure as to whether the listener should
have this information in mind - my music is not a description of the Estonia catastrophe
in the Baltic Sea - but for me personally, it is somehow linked to this thought." See
also the information on the page for the Ruja: Need Ei Vaata Tagasi...
(Those Who Don't Look Back...) boxset.
You can purchase this CD from the Amstel Saxophone Quartet direct through their website at www.amstel4tet.nl. Once there, click on English to continue and then choose "Amstel CD Shop". Payment appears to be via PAYPAL only (this is an internet service that facilitates payments to small vendors who may not have the administrative time or staff to deal with credit card payments themselves).
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