Bach, Glazunov, Haas & Strauss: Kaleidoskop / Mobilis Saxophone Quartet

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A similar magical world as the optical one, which is met when looking into and turning a kaleidoscope, is reflected acoustically in this program, in...

A similar magical world as the optical one, which is met when looking into and turning a kaleidoscope, is reflected acoustically in this program, in which the Mobilis Saxophone Quartet shows very different and yet equally overflowing facets of the classical saxophone. The arc places great names of music history next to one of the most important composers for the early history of the saxophone in the 20th century and one of the current works by a prominent Austrian of our time.

The instruments perform almost in the manner of an organ with J. S. Bach’s presumeably most popular organ work, the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, in a colorful orchestral style with the Fledermaus Ouverture by Johann Strauss, in the manner of a chamber music string quartet with the Saxophone Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 109 by Alexander Glasunov and in a spectral, quasi-electronic manner with the Saxophone Quartet by Georg Friedrich Haas. Soprano saxophonist and ensemble founder Michael Krenn: “With this colorful mix, we want to express our passion for all kinds of musical styles and reach listeners with diverse musical backgrounds. The title seems fitting to us because one should have a kaleidoscopic listening experience, surprised by the different sounds and fragments of music history.”



Product Description:


  • Release Date: October 06, 2023


  • UPC: 9003643992771


  • Catalog Number: GRAM99277


  • Label: Gramola


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Alexander Glasunow, Georg Friedrich Haas, Johann Strauss


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Mobilis Saxophonquartett


  • Performer: Michael Krenn, Georg Palmanshofer, Yukiko Krenn, Goran Jurkovic