The second recording from acclaimed saxophonist Christopher Creviston.
Acclaimed saxophonist Christopher Creviston offers arrangements, piano reductions and a world premiere recording for his second recording on Albany Records. The arranger of the popular Poulenc Sonata for flute, Creviston has done a magnificent job of adapting this work for the saxophone. Composer Dorothy Chang wrote Two Preludes for Christopher Creviston in 1993 and they are receiving their world premiere recordings on this album. As a soloist and with the Capitol Quartet, Christopher Creviston has been featured with bands and orchestras across the U.S., including the Baltimore, Indianapolis and National Symphony Orchestras and is in demand as a recitalist and clinician. Now on the faculty at the Crane School of Music, Dr. Creviston has held positions at the Greenwich House of Arts, the University of Windsor and the University of Michigan
"... Throughout the recital, he [Creviston] performs music posing a multitude of challenges, all with the same apparent ease, and with uncommon refinement and imagination as well. Creviston uses his wide range of tone qualities - from ultra-smooth to slightly tart and reedy - as a foil to his subtle, perceptive phrasing and flawless control of vibrato. He is matched in matter of virtuosity and style by his equally impressive and expressive duo partner, Hannah Gruber. The program is an appealing combination of the familiar and the new."
Ronald E Grames - Fanfare - September/October 2012