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The recording I have is called Works for Symphonic Band on the Rene Gailly label, CD87 037. Jean Leclercq is the saxophonist the band is the Symphonic Band of the Belgium Guides.

I don't know of any concerto she has written with orchestra, so I am assuming you are referring to her concerto for saxophone and band. Correct me if I am wrong.
 

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I just looked at my sheet music and it says saxophone and orchestra, so it must be an arrangement for band. It's nice to know that it is available in both formats. The saxophone section (in the band version) in the second movement seems so idiomatic that it is hard to imagine this part with an orchestra. hmmm
 

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Ed Bogaard (Arno Bornkamp's teacher) recorded it on an old LP.

Only modern recording I know is Jean Leclercq that Kevin mentioned, and that one is long out of print.

I've never heard it.

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Ugh I hate when people mention this piece. I had a super good performance of this piece last year(with only piano though) and it wasn't recorded :eek:(

I like this piece though, it's fun! The only recording I know of is the one I have which is the same as the one Kevin mentioned.

Side note about gotkovsky, some of that stuff is a pain in the butt to learn but it seems once you learn it, it sticks forever
 

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Nice find. Know who the soloist is?

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Kevin said:
The recording I have is called Works for Symphonic Band on the Rene Gailly label, CD87 037. Jean Leclercq is the saxophonist the band is the Symphonic Band of the Belgium Guides.

I don't know of any concerto she has written with orchestra, so I am assuming you are referring to her concerto for saxophone and band. Correct me if I am wrong.
That CD was recorded under the baton of my teacher Norbert Nozy. It is a band arrangement written with the approval of Ida Gotkovsky. (I believe she was there when they recorded it) Afterwards, mister Nozy played it several times himself, also with the presence of Ida Gotkovsky. I think I can obtain more information about the band arrangement if you want me too.
 

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Wow, thanks...do you know if it is published in this fashion? I haven't even bothered to check at this very moment since I am just quickly replying to your post as soon as I read it. I've always liked this concerto. It is interesting that some of the other band works on this CD has thematic similarities with her other saxophone works, especially Brilliance. In fact her concerto has some similarities to Brilliance as well.
 

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Kevin,
Yes, Gotkovsky's works indeed all do sound similar. To my ears, Brillance is a mini-Variation Pathetiques, which also sound very much like the concerto. You may also notice her quartet includes a movement that is merely an arrangement of the 5th movement of the Var Pat. She blatently recycles her own material all the time; this is just her way of things. However, perhaps this is what has lead to saxophonists to stop comissioning her to compose for the instrument. The last work she has done, though recent, was not on comission. It was the Trio Lyrique for Alto Saxophone, Violin and Piano dedicated to Eugene Rousseau.

The Concerto, to stay on topic, is a realy piece of work that is not performed often enough. The second movement is wonderful!!!

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Just the other day in Sax Lit class (here at USM), Dr. Gwozdz played us a recording of Gotkovsky's "Golden Symphony" for saxophone ensemble. We all thought the piece was great, and I just wanted to share it with everyone else. It's typical Gotkovsky (big, dramatic, kinda loud), but that's never a bad thing. Has anyone performed this piece?
 

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It's good to see that this piece is being discussed. I played it my junior year of undergrad and enjoyed it very much, but I was left with the impression that it was an obscure piece that few people played, due to not finding any recordings of it. Let's keep this going as long as possible and get more players interested in Gotkovsky's music.
 
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