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Cadenza for Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto

for Alto Saxophone

  • Genre
    Solo Instrument with Orchestra
  • Commissioned by/written for
    Hayrapet Arakelyan
  • Year completed
    2011
  • Year revised
  • Timing
    2:00
  • Catalog number
    219
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A new cadenza for the Glazunov Concerto for Saxophone and String Orchestra, a repertory staple in the literature of that instrument, was commissioned by Armenian-German saxophonist Hayrapet Arakelyan in 2013. He asked me for a more flashy and virtuosic cadenza than the one Glazunov wrote for his concerto. I am in no way trying to improve upon what this Russian master wrote, but simply attempted to fulfill the wishes of the commissioner. My cadenza in unquestionably more difficult and virtuosic than what Glazunov originally wrote...

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