La Folia Nuova
Antonio García Jorge, saxophones
Alexis Gournel, piano
The aim of “Follia nuova” is to further explore and expand the saxophone’s repertoire and to present a transcription of an important violin sonata on the soprano saxophone. The title of the album refers to “follia”, one of Europe’s oldest musical themes that has been used repeatedly by composers throughout history. The theme adopts new variations and characters making it an ever evolving theme in Europe. Further to the main idea of this project the saxophone’s traditional repertoire is renewed through; the presentation of Villa Lobos in its original key, a personal interpretation of Decruck, a version of a piece more and more frequently performed in modern saxophone recordings by Albright and a transcription and reinterpretation of one of the major works in the chamber music repertoire, the Franck sonata.
Antonio García Jorge & Alexis Gournel