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"Alexandre Glazounov's Saxophone Concerto is easily the most famous work ever written for saxophone. It has also become the most frequently performed work of Glazounov, as, sadly, his large oeuvre has fallen into neglect. Glazounov was neither a modernist nor a particularly fashionable composer, but rather a devout representative of Russian music in the tradition of Rimsky-Korsakov and -- in the noblest sense -- an exacting craftsman. Once considered the greatest musical talent of Russia, his remarkable musical abilities were legendary even during his lifetime (there are multiple references to these in Shostakovich's autobiography Testament). The Saxophone Concerto, too, is by no means a 'progressive' work, but rather a delightful presentation of an instrument Glazounov obviously loved. He did as much as any other composer to help the saxophone become accepted as a concert instrument, and he has given the saxophone its only truly romantic concerto." Artists include: John-Edward Kelly, alto saxophone. Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, John-Edward Kelly & Micha Hamel, conductors.