UA-48274332-1 Quintessence Saxophone Quintet - Beethoven

Quintessence Saxophone Quintet

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This is our Tchaikovsky Special, an exploration into the music of the ballet suite, Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The programme was premièred on March 23rd, 2018 in the PaderHalle, Paderborn, Germany with an extraordinary dance performance by Hsuan Cheng.

The entire suite has 6 movements, all arranged by Uli Lettermann for Quintessence Saxophone Quintet, a.k.a. The Fifth Element Saxophone Quintet in China.

Excerpts from Swan Lake, Op. 20 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
arrangement and further composition by U. Lettermann

  • 1. Introduction & 1st Scene
  • 2. Act II: No.14 Scène - Moderato (Theme)
  • 3. Act II: Nr. 13, Allegro moderato Dance of the (five) little Swans
  • 4. Act I: Nr. 2 Waltz, Tempo di valse
  • 5. Act II: Nr 13 V, Pas d'action: Andante, Andante non-troppo, Allegro
  • 6. Swan Rhapsody (combining original material with compositional elements of the arranger)

Here is an example recording from the première in 2018:

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