Concertino da Camera
PEDRO PABLO CÁMARA TOLDOS & I MUSICI DI BASILEA
The present work is a homage to saxophone and everything that it means as an instrument, it is a tribute to everything related to it, from its origins to its performers and lovers. Those musicians who with the task of broadcasting, research, teaching, development of techniques, language, etc. have generated a corpus of original works of great interest to us their heirs. The result of that search is the four works presented in this album, in my opinion, the best examples of original music dedicated to the saxophone until the 50s of the last century, a privilege it shares with Sonata by Paul Hindemith, the saxophone quartet by Alexander Glazunov, the Op. 22 by Anton Webern and Légende opus 66 by Florent Schmitt.
It interest me very much as saxophonist the possibility to offer music at the highest quality, it is the first reason why I choose this program of original music for saxophone. I’m interested in this quality because on one hand the saxophone deserves to have the best music, as the magnificent instrument that it is, with possibilities that we do not really know yet, and on the other hand, because as a musician I need this quality of the musical text to learn from it, and as a result we can humbly offer the best quality possible. I always thought that one of the big limitations of a saxophonist is that we all do not learn because the repertoire that we play for much of our career, especially in our education, above all is neoclassic style. I find it very difficult to provide at least an interesting version of the Glazunov’s Concert without having direct and deep contact with the music of Robert Schumann or with the idiomatic literature of string instruments.
Jacques Ibert: Concertino da Camera (I);/sup>