Bruno Serrou , Critique musical
Bruno Serrou, Music critic
Premiered in Philadelphia in early 1941, the Symphonic Dances is Serge Rachmaninoff's last orchestral score. From the first of the three movements, the OFJ exalted the energy, the hectic rhythms, subtly punctuated by oboe and solo clarinet which perfectly restored the pastoral momentum, while the saxophone excellently held by Maxime Bazerque established the nostalgia that permeates the melody that the composer has in store for it. "
"There must also be some kind of multiple tonguing involved in the fast passage, because saxophonist Maxime Bazerque and pianist Claire Arbus’s interpretation is impressively speedy."
Today, I have the chance to interview the saxophonist who, during the final of the ANDORRA SAX FEST 2019, played with the baritone the piece Bab Boujloud at the level of GOD and who launched the biggest ovation that I have never heard: this saxophonist, member of Quatuor Niobé, received the second prize in an edition in which the level of the participants was very high. "
"Claire Arbus (Piano) and Maxime Bazerque (saxophone) perform Csárdás, a very famous composition by the Italian composer Vittorio Monti. This is one of the few good renditions of the piece."