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Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's, 3 movements (no break). Allegro moderato (to 1 before rehearsal 16); Andante sostenuto (rehearsals ); Allegro. Glazunov Concerto Saxophone Alto - Free download as PDF File .pdf) or read online for free. Glazunov concerto. Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra in E-Flat Major Op Saxophone Piano - Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online. Glazunov.
Alphonse Leduc , Plate A. This file is public domain in the USA only! Glazunov prepared the reduction before publication but Leduc credited it to Petiot since Glazunov a citizen of the USSR as ineligible for either copyright or royalties at the time due to the USSR's abolition of copyright in Reprinted by Kalmus, Lucks and others. Saxophone Concerto, Op.
I will never forget, one day I noticed a brown sandwich bag on the chair where I would place my saxophone case for lessons. I asked Mr. Rascher wow vegeta les. He as dead on!
I still laugh to this day about that. And another time, where he was being very picking with the timbre of the octave C long sounding different than the tones around it. I was kidding, but told Mr. Rascher, that I just let it be since there are so many areas to focus on. I must have been comical in my approach, but I never saw such a huge smile or laughter from Mr. The detail and placing awareness to the smallest details I can say today, that my playing has reached levels that I would never imagine without Mr.
Rascher never waning away from every detail. Rascher would ask me what I did on my weekend. Rascher said that was who he thought of nearby that I would visit. He would ask me if I saw the 4th of July parade, and I told him I did not. He was always looking to expand the mind with the environment. Rascher was a lifelong learner always questioning in efforts to learn.
He expected this standard from everyone since he noticed that so many people do not think. He always wanted people to never stop learning and thinking.
I consider his standards a gift. Sasha, Mr. It as fu that so eho I de eloped a elatio ship ith M. She would bark to let Mr. Rascher know that he has a visitor at his door, but not with me. Sasha would be silent when I arrived for my lesson, and Mr.
Rascher would comment that she always would bark for others. Sta ted to figu e out M. So I thought. I did ok on the walk around his properly having heard Mr. Rascher naming all the different types of Veggies to a neighbor he planted while outside before my lesson. One thing Mr.
Rascher did not anticipate with me was a very good memory. I recalled every plant that he mentioned because he posed questions using his vegetation as the thinking lesson. The Compass? Here was another one, He asked me which direction I would need to go. And since I noticed Mr. Rascher would refer to the compass directives, I learned how to notice where I was then according to being away from where north was.
I Failed the Trombone Exercise Mr. Rascher asked me to visually show the shape of the trombone. I quickly show the shape since I felt it was such an simple request, but he was NOT happy.
He said there was no detail in my description. What I understood as being the worst thing that his student can do was not just thinking, but be certain of their thinking before they comment. I quickly learned from the trombone example to be very careful in my communication to entail detail. I felt bad at that time for such an error of description, but today, I thank my lucky stars that Mr.
Rascher taught me the importance of detail. Intolerance to Ignorance In some way, we all pay the price of how we acquire and grow from k o ledge.
He also told me that there are two ways to acquire knowledge, 1. Reading and then and 2. Asking uestio s. From the entryway, I would go to the left room which was a library and if going to the right room he had his original manuscripts. I still recall the yellow manuscript of the Glazunov Concerto and Glazunov's handwriting of that score. To be in the presence of such history was mind-boggling how a student who could not play a four-octave range two years ago and with half the technical ability was in the presence of such greatness.
Rascher demonstrated this and this was what he wanted to hear in his students performance — Details, and thinking. Somehow the 12 notes on the page or the GPS has to be taken from the materialistic form to the spiritual form because music has to not only touch the heart, but it must touch the soul. I learned this element at a very young age from listening to musicians who touched my soul. Rascher clearly was one of them.
His interpretation was clearly defined and he brought out the composers intentions. This was one particular area he was clearly strong in discussion that we must bring out the intentions of the composer.
This is where thinking is so vital and not just playing music without justifying each phrase, climax and how each section is performed. Why did the composer use dynamics, articulation, tempi, and how is the piece supposed to develop through your interpretation. What is the piece about and are you bringing what the composer intended in his work out through your performance.
Does it convince the listener? These were some critical questions that Mr. Rascher noted on numerous occasions. Lessons for the Future Throughout my lessons, Mr. Rascher kept reminding me that what I am learning today, I will not understand fully until many years later. He stressed that I take good notes for the future.
Perhaps Mr. Rascher somehow knew that I would take these notes for you. Rascher thoughts on Marriage Mrs. Rascher asked me if I plan to marry someday. I told her that I would like to fi d the ight pe so. She was right! Aubarde 19?? The saxophone Album, 4 pieces for div. Hemer Music Corp. Box , Delevan, NY Leduc. Peters Corp. Schirmer, Inc. Looking at a piece of music completely from beginning to the end.
Rascher spoke about looking at a work backwards using Mozart as the example because Mozart looks at his pieces as a complete work -looking at it like a canvas you see the beginning, middle and end at the same time.
A and Bb These two tones are never the same since one tone is higher than the other. Example: A to Bb is not an octave but a diminished octave while Bb to A is an augmented octave. A leans to B, while Bb leans to A. Rhythm Shorter rhythmic values lead to longer ones. Check the Phrases How does each phrase begin and end? By making this comparison, the construction of the piece is better understood. How the music is constructed and developed by analyzing the begin, middle development and end a piece gives the meaning of the work through this study.
Why do you think Larsson used the range in that way? Acoustic Issues of B3 The B3 sticks out more than the other notes around it; therefore, you need less volume for B3 than the other tones. This is an acoustical problem of the saxophone. The higher the tones are, the less volume is necessary for those tones to be in balance with the other registers.
How to use Dynamics Dynamics help brings out the phrases. Therefore, find out how to use dynamics effectively listening to phrase and having it direct you where and when to use dynamics.
Explain why you chose to use the dynamics in that way. How Rests are Used How are rest are used? In the Larsson Concerto, measure 10 has an eighth rest that makes it different from the rest of the phrases.
Why do you think Larsson used the rest in that way? Example: the Larsson Concerto measure 9 has triplets while everything around it is in eighth notes from measure 3 to 2 eighths. What mood was Larsson trying to build here? Breaths Breaths are used — after longer rhythmic values.
Therefore, it is logical to take a breath after longer rhythmic values. Articulation Articulation is used to bring out the phrases effectively.
Decide on the stylistic reasoning and pick an articulation that would best suit the piece: tenuto, legato, staccato, accent, marcato, breath attack, and the combination of dynamics are necessary to assist in the articulation being released in style of the phrase. How Pick-ups are used In the Larsson Concerto, the very beginning of the second movement, the D starts on the upbeat, very quietly. Imagine continuing with the action connecting the following tones within that phrase as one.
Pick-ups do not lie well sometimes. Find how they are used in a pattern or groupings. About Composers How composers write for each instrument for it to be idiomatic. A music critic claimed that the Larsson Concerto could be performed on clarinet. Mechanical — The E 2 and 3 Larsson measure 24 on the 3rd beat, the right-hand palm must touch the mechanism with the inner part of the hand which reduces the movement. Always try to refine your technique by limiting the motion of the fingers to allow better control for smooth playing.
The B3 sticks out too much need to have less volume or voiced to blend with the notes around that pitch. Meeting with the Conductor: Meet with the conductor before rehearsals to go over the tempos for each movement and phrasing for the strings.
The smallest details make all the difference in the world in learning and performing a piece. Question how intervals are used. For example, how are octaves used; Perfect 5ths and why they are used? How are ties used? This includes dynamics, rallentando, accelerando, articulation, etc. Play elements of music with taste. The saxophone does not need to be forte when the strings are in the piano dynamic. Question dynamics for incorporating to the style and expression.
Practice sensitivity to pitch without relying on the keyboard, but only through your mind and voice. Practice hearing the pitch, then producing it.
Glazunov Saxophone Concerto Notice how the D pedal points are used falling on the beats. Widen the opening of the corners of your mouth to permit a silent breath. A fast-technical phrase can sound slow because of its clarity a good thing , while a fast-technical phrase played sloppy, uneven can sound faster a bad thing.
Clean and even technical figures should not sound hesitated, but unnoticeable and easy due to the clarity and perfection of execution. Philosophical Thoughts It is not natural to play the saxophone. It is above nature.
Only man can go above nature while other living entities comply with natures rules and demands. Henry Cowell Experiment: Pitch Tendencies in a Scale Henry Cowell set out to find out why the 7th of the scale is sharp, and the 4th of the scale degree is flat.
His research was done by his students that went around asking people to sing any melody for their experiment.
The results showed that it is natural to sing the 4th flat and the 7th sharp. C 2 to C 2 is not smooth, practice C to C until they are as smooth as possible. Breakdown phrases to make each phrase as smooth as possible. For practical exercise, temporarily remove the non-harmonic, embellishing notes to notice the important notes or skeletal structure to better understand how any why tones need to be played in a certain way.
Interpretation Do not emphasize the obvious! Ear Training Sing the phrases and let your musical taste dictate where the phrasing might need to go. Do not treat those two phrases as one but as two distinct phrases or ideas. Pizzicato What the texture contains determines what the saxophone will play. In the first movement of the Larsson Concerto, the pizzicato section, strings use pizzicato and that suggests that the saxophone should pizzicato or be very short with a similar articulation. The saxophone and the strings are playing tutti and therefore, it makes sense that the saxophonist articulates in a similar manner.
With repeated figures, repeated directly in succession, the second phrase or note should be in the piano dynamic level - the repetition acts like an echo.
An example can be seen at the beginning of the second movement of the Ibert Concertino Da Camera. Two notes in the second movement of the Ibert Concertino Da Camera, A to G are stated and its repeat is piano to bring out the contrast in the phrasing.
The example is given, like a layered cake, the air in one part not in the other.
Five vibrations in the bottom end of the saxophone while ten vibrations in the top part of the saxophone. It is easier to play a lower octave than that of an upper octave.
Example C to C 2 is easier and smoother than playing from the upper octave to the lower octave, C 2 to C 1. About Altissimo Register The thickness of the reed does not determine how high you can play above the key range. The bite determines that since the pressure of the bite or embouchure takes away pressure from the reed allowing it to vibrate at the frequency to produce the needed vibrations needed for the altissimo range. Adjust to your 25 own sensitivity for each high note above the key range.
Eventually, it will be second nature through kinesthetic learning. Mental Practice Thinking fixes all the technical problems.
Sensitivity to your instrument allows freedom for flexibility. Problem-solving especially creative problem solving or as M. Ras he e phasized the o d Thi ki g sol es a p o le , i spi es creativity and that is imagination at work. Ear Training Sing your intervals every day. Awareness of intervals gives new meaning to a piece of music. On Practicing Practice slowly to ensure that all the notes are smooth. This will enable the fingers to have sensitivity.
Every tone must lead to the other. For this reason, playing elegantly is easier accomplished through smooth playing. Being careful of how every tone leads into the other, and how clean playing makes all the difference in the world in an effective expression of a piece of music. This enables entry into the artistic performance level.
Go back and forth with trouble spots to make each tone as smooth as possible. Reeds Sandpaper is not a good resource for adjusting reeds. The grains from the sandpaper get worn, and its particles loosen getting into the reed. Only file the reed in the cut part not the back like you would be sanding it down.
Use a point file only. Do not use sandpaper. The back of the reed must not be uneven at all. Fill one mouthpiece with water. Then from the mouthpiece filled with water, pour the water into the other mouthpiece to compare the bore volume from the other mouthpiece. Visualization Exercise with a Broom?
Take a broom handle or something similar and finger the tones of the piece you are studying. While fingering the notes on the broom handle, practice visualizing the saxophone keys. Then compare what you practiced with the broom handle to your saxophone playing to notice how close you were.
Playing an Octave in Tune To play a tuned octave, play the scale because the notes in the scale collectively determine the intonation of the octave. Learning Melodic Interpretation Stephen Foster has great melodies. Find songs such as American Folk Music since they are simple and beautiful melodies to practice expression through dynamics, vibrato, and sensitivity to articulation. On Pizzicato or Slap Tonguing How to produce the slap tongue or pizzicato effect on the saxophone focuses on how to tongue manipulates the reed off the rails of the mouthpiece.
Step 1: seal the mouthpiece with your bottom lip and 2. Then, pull off the tip of the reed from the mouthpiece by creating a suction through the middle of the tongue in a downward motion. Whatever air is behind the pull off the tongue will sound the amount of sound or slap. Practice pizzicato with all rhythmic values — short to resonating. Get rid of carelessness, shortening beats, etc.
Do not play everything fast but calculated. In a way, the Belyayev Circle continued from where The Five had left off, but with an important difference: by the s, the battle for a national Russian school had been won; the Belyayev Circle consolidated the gains and effected a rapprochement with the West.
Although he enjoyed international acclaim, he experienced a creative crisis in —91, yet soon emerged to a new maturity; during the s he completed three symphonies, two string quartets, and the successful ballet Raymonda —7. In he was appointed professor at the St Petersburg Conservatory, with which he remained connected for some 30 years. During the revolutionary year he resigned on 4 April in protest at the dismissal of Rimsky-Korsakov, who was in sympathy with the striking students. On 14 December Glazunov agreed to return after most of the demands of the liberal-minded professors had been met.
Two days later he was elected director of the conservatory, a post he kept until , although he had left for western Europe in During his long tenure he worked ceaselessly to improve the curriculum, raise the standards of staff and students, and defend the dignity and autonomy of the conservatory. He showed paternal concern for the welfare of needy students for example, Shostakovich.
At the end of each academic year he personally examined hundreds of students and wrote brief comments on each. Yet there were attacks on him from within the conservatory: the teaching staff demanded more progressive methods, the students greater rights.
He viewed with a sense of pain the tide of innovation and its destructive tendencies, and was deeply affected by the unjust way in which the classical heritage was being treated.
Tired of the controversy, he welcomed the opportunity to go abroad in ; some bitterness is evident in his letters to Steinberg, who directed the conservatory in his absence. At the time Glazunov was elected director of the conservatory , he was at the height of his creative powers. His best works date from that period, among them the Violin Concerto and Eighth Symphony. This was also the time of the greatest international acclaim: he went abroad in , conducted the last of the Russian Historical Concerts in Paris on 17 May and received the honorary DMus from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
In the meantime, there were cycles of all-Glazunov concerts given in St Petersburg and Moscow in celebration of his 25th anniversary as a composer.