JOHN BEACH CRAGUN (1885-1927): Saxophone Concerto, YRJÖ GUNAROPULOS (1904-1968): Saxophone Concerto in C (original version), EILERT LINDORFF-LARSEN (1902-1983): Saxophone Concerto, LEOPOLD VAN DER PALS (1884-1966): Concertino for Saxophone and Orchestra, PHYLLIS TATE (1911-1987): Concerto for Alto Saxophone with Strings.
Catalogue Number: 10U047
Description: Five works that, had circumstances been different, might easily have established themselves as repertoire pieces. Cragun’s beautifully voiced work of 1925 is the first saxophone concerto by an American and, like Gunaropulos’ concerto- which enjoyed celebrity in the 1930s- was only rediscovered in 2016. The concertos by Lindorff-Larsen (1954) and van der Pals (1938) are compact, varied and exciting, while that by Tate (1944) is considered her first major work. Olli-Pekka Tuomisaslo (sax) and his Orchestra.