Playing saxophone in an orchestra

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Playing saxophone with a symphony orchestra is one of the most amazing and terrifying experiences you can have on stage.  Although we don’t normally associate the saxophone with orchestral music, there is quite a lot of standard repertoire that does use the saxophone and it’s even more popular with modern composers.
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Harvey Pittel - American Saxophone Virtuoso

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The New York times calls him "A master on his instrument - he combined stunning virtuosity with impeccable musicianship, in addition to which he produced the most beautiful and pure tone I have ever heard from a saxophone.”  Professor Todd Oxford looks at the life of the life of this saxopohne legend.
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Fred Hemke

Friday, May 29, 2015

For me, two American sages of the saxophone come to mind who are responsible for the development and teaching of the modern classical saxophone today… Eugene Rousseau and Frederick Hemke.
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Branford Marsalis: Romances for Saxophone

Monday, May 25, 2015

We think this is one of the best classical saxophone albums for soprano saxophone. Find out why you should check out this great recording by Branford Marsalis.
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Amy Dickson Interview

Thursday, May 21, 2015

With a classic BRIT award and two Grammy nominations in hand, Sony artist Amy Dickson is one of the leading lights in the classical saxophone world. I caught up with Amy to discuss her career and approach to practicing.
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Marcel Mule

Friday, May 15, 2015

French Classical Saxophone Virtuoso Marcel Mule is regarded as a master of his instrument on a par with figures such as Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolo Paganini, Jascha Heifetz, and Arthur Rubinstein.
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How to develop a classical saxophone sound

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Perhaps the most captivating thing about a great classical saxophone performance is the player’s tone quality.   A clear, beautiful and consistent tone is something we all strive for but how do you start to develop this if you are new to the classical style of playing?
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