Hugo Reinhart (b.1958):
Quartet in F minor (2006)
Eugene Bozza (1905-1991):
Andante et Scherzo (1938)
Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937):
Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire (1936)
Guillermo Lago (b.1960):
Cíudades (2011 – 15)
The Wordsworth Poems (2017)
Jean-Baptiste Singelée (1812-1875):
Grand Quatuor concertant, Op. 79 (1862)
Will Gregory (b.1959):
Hoe Down (2005)
Having already won many prizes and awards (The Philharmonia/Martin Musical Ensemble, Royal Over- Seas League’s Ensemble Competition, Tunnell Trust Award) and appointed St John's Smith Square Young Artist of the year for 2016 – 17, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet is Europe's most exciting up-and-coming ensemble of its kind. This, its debut commercial CD, features original works written for saxophone quartet. Composers range from Gabriel Pierné and Jean-Baptiste Singelée to Eugene Bozza and Guillermo Lago (who wrote The Wordsworth Poems specially for the Quartet this year).
Through this choice of repertoire, the Ferio Quartet is inviting listeners to experience a number of musical styles and moods, playing works from the time of the saxophone’s invention right up to the present day. The Quartet has already been featured as a rising star ensemble in many classical music magazines, such as BBC Music and Classical Music, as well as shows such as BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ and Classic FM studio videos.
Recording: Church of Saint Silas the Martyr, St Silas Place, Kentish Town, London, 23 – 25 February 2017