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Ravel & Mendelssohn

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Catalogue numberKLA045D
Release date2017-10-13

« I wanted to create an instrument that, by the character of it’s voice, was similar to string instruments, but with a great deal more force and intensity »
The essence of this first recording by Quatuor Morphing, transcriptions of works for string quartet, is contained in this short text proposed by Adolphe Sax in the patent documents for the saxophone.
It is the polymorphic aspect of the instrument’s timbre, between that of the strings, woodwinds and the brass, which makes possible infinite expressivities and aesthetics, and which makes possible and legitimate a whole world of transcriptions.
From the Paris Conservatoire where the group gained a wealth of experience in numerous international competitions and concerts, the Quatuor Morphing has progressively constructed an artistic identity around the idea of transcription as an opportunity for a saxophonistic challenge. This recording shows the group meeting this challenge with aplomb.

« J’ai voulu créer un instrument qui, par le caractère de sa voix, pût se rapprocher des instruments à cordes, mais qui possédât plus de force et d’intensité que ces derniers ». Tout l’enjeu de ce premier enregistrement du Quatuor Morphing autour de la transcription de quatuors à cordes est contenu dans ces quelques mots d’Adolphe Sax, extraits de son brevet d’invention du saxophone. C’est en effet l’aspect polymorphe du timbre de l’instrument, entre cordes, bois et cuivres et offrant donc d’infinies possibilités expressives et esthétiques, qui rend sur lui possibles et légitimes toutes les expériences de transcription.
Du Conservatoire de Paris où il s’est formé aux nombreux concours internationaux et concerts où il s’est affirmé, le Quatuor Morphing a progressivement construit son identité artistique autour de cette notion de transcription propice à tous les défis saxophonistiques, et c’est dans ce premier enregistrement que son savoir-faire se confirme et s’accomplit.
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