Kenneth Fischer


Kenneth Fischer a choisi d'interpréter:
Kenneth Fischer has chosen to perform:

Carleton Macy

Faust: A Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra

  1. The Temptation
  2. Persona 1: Yearnings
  3. Persona 2: Virtue and Anguish
  4. Persona 3: Devil's Play
  5. Apotheosis

avec la participation de:

with the participation of:


Kenneth Fischer, Professor of Saxophone at the University of Georgia School of Music (USA), was awarded the Doctor of Music Degree With Distinction in Saxophone Performance from Indiana University. His teachers have included Dr. Eugene Rousseau and Dr. Larry Teal, Dr. Fischer has appeared as clinician, soloist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, and Spain and has performed as a soloist at numerous meetings of the World Saxophone Congress and the North American Saxophone Alliance. In 1985 he presented a recital of music for the soprano saxophone at the Eighth International Saxophone Symposium sponsored by the United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C.

Many composers throughout the United States have dedicated works to Kenneth Fischer. Among these are Shaking The Pumpkin by Frederick Fox and Concerto da Camera by Fisher Tull (compositions commissioned through a Consortium Commissioning Grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts), Declarations for Soprano Saxophone and Piano by William Davis (World Premiere Performance at the 1998 Biennial National Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance), and New World Rising for Saxophone Quartet by Lewis Nielson (World Premiere Performance at the XIth World Saxophone Congress, Valencia, Spain).

In 1987, Dr. Fischer was awarded a Soloist Recording Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the production of a digital compact disc recording of original works for the saxophone. This recording has been released by ACA Digital Recordings. He has completed the recording of his second CD which will be released through ACA later this year. His third CD will be recorded in the summer of 1999 and released during the year 2000.

During November of 1994 Fischer represented the United States as a member of the jury of the First Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition in Dinant, Belgium. He received an invitation to be among the Comité d'Honneur for the Concours International Jean-Marie Londeix, held September 9-15, 1996. Several of Fischer's students have won or placed in both national and international competitions, including the Music Teachers National Association, 1995 Geneva Concours, and the Second Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition. In addition, many of his pupils are presently teaching at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

During April of 1989, Dr. Fischer presented a lecture-recital at the Etats Généraux Mondiaux du Saxophone, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the invention ofthe saxophone held in Angers, France. In April of 1992, he was invited to present the World Premiere Performance of the Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Orchestra by Robert Linn at the National Conference of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), held in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA). Dr. Fischer also presented the European Premiere of this Concerto at the Xlth World Saxophone Congress, Valencia, Spain.

Kenneth Fischer has served both the Comité International du Saxophone (C.I.S.) and the North Arnerican Saxophone Alliance in the capacity of President. Besides teaching at the University of Georgia, he has served as Guest Professor of Saxophone at the Indiana University School of Music. Dr. Fischer has written a regular column entitled "Saxophone Performance Techniques" for the publication The Saxophone Journal. He is recorded on the Educational Music Service, Coronet Records, and ACA Digital Recording labels. Kenneth Fischer is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

The five movements of Carleton Macy's Faust: A Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra take inspiration from both the Goethe and the many 19th Century musical settings, some of which are quoted in the devil's movement. The movements represent both character archetypes and their universal situations.

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