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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.

The sheet music for Sonkran, Bach Cab, Sonata and Sonatina are published by Muller & Schade of Bern , Switzerland and can be purchased from us here

playing time:  51.40
direct sale price:  £12.00
audio  sample:  Sonkran (beginning) - Quartetto Berlioz
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Sonata for Saxophone and Piano
Marco Falaschi (alto sax), Marco Podesta (pno)
Catholic Blues
Marco Falaschi (alto), Roberto Frati (baritone), Steve Potts (soprano), Ettore Candela (pno)
Bach Cab
Davide Vallini(soprano), Carlo Lapegna (pno)
Eben, eben
Marco Falaschi (alto), Carlo Lapegna (pno)
Three Piggies in Clover
Marco Falaschi (soprano), Francesca Corsi (alto), carlo Lapegna (pno)
Quartetto Berlioz
Pop Oh Kakapitl
Quartetto Berlioz
Sonatina (That Goretti Thing)
Davide Vallini (soprano), Milo Vanelli (tenor)
A Little American Night Music
Quartetto Berlioz
A Whale in the Circus (from the stage production 'Collidis Pinocchio'
Ruber Marani (soprano), Marco Falaschi (alto),
Francesca Corsi (baritone),Carlo Lapegna (pno),
Devis Tarolli (drums)

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“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)