Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

Swedish 20th Century Music

The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet was founded in 1969 in the USA by four enthusiasts of the saxophone. The initiative was taken by Sigurd Raschèr who had been travelling around the world as a saxophone player since the 1930s.

The quartet, based in Europe since 1982, became ardent performers of contemporary music. Many leading composers have written music specifically for the quartet.

On this recording the quartet plays Swedish 20th century music by Maurice Karkoff, Erland von Koch, Miklòs Maros, Sven-David Sandström and Werner Wolf Glaser. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach is also included.

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    • 1.
      Ernst und Spass Music: Maurice Karkoff
      6'34
    • 2.
      Miniatyrer för saxofonkvartett Music: Erland von Koch
      10'51
    • 3.
      Quartet for saxophones Music: Miklós Maros
      8'57
    • 4.
      Moments musicaux pour quatre saxophones Music: Sven-David Sandström
      13'56
    • 5.
      Quartetto per Sassofoni Music: Werner Wolf Glaser
      17'41
    • 6.
      Fugue XII Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
      3'43
    • 7.
      Fugue II Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
      1'49
  • Total playtime 64'07

Digital // CAP 21349 // Klassiskt // Releasedate: 1 January, 1987