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Classical Amy Dickson playing Philip Glass' violin concerto no.1 transcribed for soprano sax

thehunt

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Is that for real?? Amazing even if your not into classical, very haunting.
I heard this on the radio on the way to work this morning

Found a clip on YouTube. Here you can see her circular breathing with the greatest of ease and fluidity. She has an amazing command of her instrument.

Amy Dickson playing Philip Glass' violin concerto no.1 transcribed for soprano sax:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdUWPA_AX6o&feature=fvw

Chris
 
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Chris J

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Yes, definitely for real. At least her playing of the piece is, and the circular breathing - all mentioned after the recording was played on ABC classical station (Australian Broadcasting Corp. I am currently in Perth, WA)

She is a young Australian - a huge talent.

There may have been some miming in the video but her playing is real. Here are some references to her:

http://www.amydickson.com/

http://www.myspace.com/amydicksonsaxophonist

And here you get the album:
http://www.myspace.com/amydicksonsaxophonist/music/albums/glass-tavener-nyman-13803548

Chris
 

Andante cantabile

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Amy Dickson really has done Philip Glass a great service. Turned the violin concerto into something really worth listening to.
 

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I'm not much of a classical fan, but she is awesome. Her technique, tone and ability is simply inspiring! Thanks for posting this Chris.
 

RichardSX90

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Re: Amy Dickson playing Philip Glass' violin concerto no.1 transcribed for soprano sa

Excellent!
Thanks Chris J for the link.
 

Andante cantabile

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Re: Amy Dickson playing Philip Glass' violin concerto no.1 transcribed for soprano sa

For those who are interested, Amy Dickson has also recorded, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Joseph Holbrooke's Saxophone Concerto in Bb. This is an alto concerto. The label is Dutton Epoch. The disc also contains Seven Country Dances by Richard Rodney Bennett and Aucassin and Nicolette by Holbrooke.
 
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