Thomas Fortmann is a composer with a rich and varied set of styles and inspirations, ranging from jazz, rock (he was a rock musician for many years), German cabaret and theatre-music, to serialism and modernist techniques. This creates a unique soundworld of likeable, fascinating music, often with a distinct sense of humour. These first recordings of music for saxophone (and saxophone quartet) demolish boundaries and are played by some of Europe's foremost sax players.
|CD DURATION: 51:40
AUDIO SAMPLE: Sonkran (beginning) - Quartetto Berlioz
Sonata for Saxophone and Piano
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|This album gathers together for the first time all of Fortmann's works composed for the saxophone... [they] show Fortmann's development as a key composer for the instrument. The outstanding performers include Marco Falaschi and the Berlioz Saxophone Quartet. - John Pitt (New Classics)|
|a fine sax tour de force - a composer who deserves a wider audience. A real treat for the open eared. Chris Spector (MidWest Record)|