John Harle and Festival Chamber Orchestra
Summer music from the world’s leading classical saxophonist. John Harle is the most recorded saxophonist in the world, working with the greatest of musicians, his activities have taken him from the Last Night of the BBC Proms and the podium of the LSO to production on a number of chart-topping albums. He has recently won the Ivor Novello award for his composition for the Lucien Freud BBC TV programme, and will be performing 'Interpretation of Dreams' from this score. John will also perform the bewitching Saxophone Concerto by Glazunov, who was enthralled by the saxophone and called it a ‘new timbre’ in classical music. Also, Chick Corea’s Children’s Songs, a beautiful collection of short musical stories that communicate with an uncomplicated directness, but are structurally and harmonically sophisticated. Transcribed for saxophone and string orchestra by John Harle.
Donizetti and Schubert, both born in 1797, offer the charm, lyricism and vivacity of 18th century music. Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 is often said to resemble Mozart, reflected particularly in the lighter instrumentation. Stravinsky’s Pulcinella led him onto neo-classicism, inspired by 18th century music, which established his international reputation.
- Concerto for Saxophone and Strings in E flat
- Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936)
- Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
- Concertino for Cor Anglais and Orchestra
- Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
- Children's Songs, transcribed for Saxophone and Strings
- Chick Corea (1941-)
- Symphony No 5 in B flat
- Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
- Interpretation of Dreams, from the score to Lucian Freud-Painted Life
- John Harle (1956-)