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Buescher

Aristocrat I

The tenor I play in the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet.
Buescher
Aristocrat I
Tenor
1939
USA
Bb
B♭-F
Brass, Gold lacquer
24
80
Notes on this instrument

This instrument has been featured in numerous concerts and recordings performed by the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. Additionally, I had the privilege of playing this tenor saxophone on my CD titled “For Now and Forever.” Years ago, I came across two original Buescher tenor saxophone bells, one of which is visible in the third picture.

 

Buescher catalogue, 1939, the same year as this instrument was built
Andreas van Zoelen playing Tenor in philharmonie zuidnederland, Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
playing Bolero with philharmonie zuidnederland, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, 2019

 

Andreas van Zoelen and Arvo Pärt in 2019.
with Arvo Pärt in 2019, after the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet had performed my adaptation of his “Vater Unser” for first time for him and his wife in their home in Estonia
Andreas van Zoelen and Nico Bodewes.
Nico Bodewes mainting the instrument in 2019
Andreas van Zoelen playing at the Donaueschingen festival for new music.
German television, Donaueschingen festival for new music, SWR orchestra, 2016
premiering Leo Samama’s “Capriccio 2” at November Music, den Bosch, Netherlands, 2017
The Raschèr saxophone quarter premiering Fazil Say's "Préludes" for saxophone quartet and orchestra.
one of the hundreds of pictures where this tenor can be seen in the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. This was a special occasion; the premier of Fazil Say’s “Préludes” for saxophone quartet and orchestra, in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, 2015
2014
Nico Bodewes working on the sax in 2014

 

The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet in 2017, with Sofia Gubaidulina

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