Day 24

“Let dreamers dreamWhat worlds they pleaseThose Edens can’t be found.The sweetest flowers,The fairest treesAre grown in solid ground. We’ll do the best we know.We’ll build our house and chop our […]

Day 23

“We die with the dying.See, they depart, and we go with them.We are born with the dead!See, they return, and bring us with them.“-T.S. Eliot This tradition has seen two […]

Day 22

The saxophone was born in a time of elegance and innovation.   While the potential for rapid passages was acknowledged, the earliest friends of the saxophone praised the sublime beauty […]

Day 21

Hector Berlioz was one of Adolphe Sax‘s friends who we referred to on the third of December. Berlioz wrote the following in the Paris “Journal des Débats“ on June 12, 1842, […]

Day 20

“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.“ -Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol“ As time passes, things are in […]

Day 19

“Monophone,  Téléphone,  Microphone, Mégaphone, Dictaphone, Polyphone, Ideaophone, Radiophone Stereophone KAKOPHONE! Saxsssssss….. SAX!!“ Special thanks are extended today to Bruce Weinberger, who played tenor saxophone in the RSQ for 45 years, […]

Day 18

The 1990‘s marked an organic continuation of the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet‘s pioneer work.   With a few decades of sound-building under its collective belt, it was time to continue to […]

Day 17

The 1980‘s were groundbreaking for the RSQ, paving the way for this ensemble to ultimately bear the dedications of more than 300 works by incredible composers from all over the world. […]

Day 16

A key defining factor in the Raschèr tradition originated with Sigurd Raschèr‘s inate ability to connect the tones in music directly to nature and to  spoken language.   Mr. Raschèr‘s […]

Day 15

“To be part of a quartet with such a history, where some of the greatest players of our instrument played, together with all the innovation and musical collaborations that would […]