An American in Paris

Scene 1: Night
The bustling parisian streets just before darkness, when the city turns into a somber scenery.  The noise of nightlife. Reality and dream merge: images forlorn and places long lost emerge in the night.

Scene 2: Day
Other-wordly music comes with the morning light. Driving to the suburbs. All that is left of the romance is rancor. Tense discussions. Back to the city, among the taxihorns and blue French sky. Between the exuberant mood, our protagonist, full of melancholy, looks back at what he has left behind.

Scene 1: Night

Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942): Hot Sonate (1930)
for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Alex Nante (*1992): Nocturnes (2017)
hommage a Claude Debussy
for Soprano Saxophone and Piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Images (1907)
for Piano

Intermission

Scene 2: Day

Claude Debussy: Syrinx (1913)
arr. for Soprano Saxophone

Ned Rorem (*1923): Picnic on the Marne (1984)
Seven Waltzes for Alto Saxophone and Piano

George Gershwin (1898-1937): An American in Paris (1928)
arr. for Saxophone and Piano