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In 1846 one Antoine-Joseph “Adolphe” Sax, a Belgian musician and inventor, patented the saxaphone.
The saxophone is celebrated in this edition of Queen of the Night with music from various composers and players and … some groan-worthy puns from your host!

Playlist: 28 June 2020

  • Beethoven Piano sonata no.15, op.28 “Pastoral”: IV Rondo. Alfred Brendel, pno.
  • Jean Francaix: Petit Quatour pour Saxophones: II. Cantilène. Italian Saxophone Quartet.
  • Nyman: Wonderland (score) (1999): Eddie. Michael Nyman Band.
  • JS Bach: Cantata BWV 21: Ich hatte viel Bekummernis. Collegium Vocale Gent/ Philippe Herreweghe
  • Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor: III. Largo. Maria Kliegel, vlc.
  • Debussy: Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone & Orchestra. Jean-Marie Londeix, sax. French National Television & Radio Orch/ Jean Martinon.
  • Bruckner: Tantum Ergo. Prague Chamber Choir.
  • Adam: Giselle: no. 21: Andante. London Symphony Orch/ Michael Tilson Thomas.
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel): The Old Castle. Montreal Symphony Orch/ Charles Dutoit.

About the author: Margaret


Long-time JOY 94.9 listener. Podcaster since 2015: formerly - Friday Drive (Driving you mad, driving you crazy); currently - Friday Night Live with David & Sue; Queen of the Night.


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