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Hot (1989) – Franco Donatoni (1927)

Solo tenor or sopranino saxophone and 6 instruments. It could be called a work of «Imaginary Jazz», very well structured with very inventive rhythms, where the idea of ​​improvisation is fused with the techniques of repetition and manipulation. It begins with a familiar jazz combo, before the rest of the instruments emerge, covering each other’s melodies and creating a highly charged atmosphere

M. Ravel: Bolero – Euskadiko Orkestra

Commissioned by Ida Rubinstein to create «a ballet of a Spanish character.» An ostinato in C major and an obsessive melody that maintains a rhythm and tempo that never changes, it is constantly repeated, varying the elements of orchestration that produce a crescendo. Today it is one of the most performed musical works in the world

Oboe Concerto (1716) – A. Marcello 

Transcription for soprano saxophone and piano. This composition in the Italian Baroque style is one of the most important concertos for oboe, strings, and continuo that became popular thanks to the adaptation by Johann Sebastian Bach for solo harpsichord

Hodeiertz (1997) – Ramon Lazkano (1968)

Duet for saxophone and percussion. Hodeiertz, horizon or edge of the clouds in Basque, is a vast curve with the ends erased. This work is based on three ideas: silence, the experience of sound, and intertextuality. In the score, Ramon cites “Why small birds don’t play the mandolin”, written by one of his most beloved poets, Luis Cernuda

Is it? (2002) – Thomas Kessler (1937)

In this piece, the two instrumentalists are one, gesturally and timbrally. It is based on the text «Composition as Process» from the book Silence written by John Cage. The text summarizes 56 short unanswered questions, a kind of ritual, and Thomas Kessler through music reinforces them and at the same time seeks an answer