Unalloyed delight … irresistible exuberance

Unalloyed delight … irresistible exuberance

The Financial Times, Richard Fairman

Nothing on the outside lets on how much fun this disc is going to be. Under the drab subtitle of “Original works for saxophone quartet”…

… the four players of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet have assembled half a dozen scores that promise unalloyed delight.

The music ranges from the time of invention of the saxophone in mid-19th-century France, leading on to Pierné and Bozza, right up to date with a newly-commissioned triptych on Wordsworth poems by Guillermo Lago, the Dutch saxophonist Willem van Merwijk.

Playing and music alike sport an irresistible exuberance.