Yeah, but he doesn't sound French to me.Really? Wouldn't you say that he's in the lineage of French players?
But that's implying that a school can't evolve, n'est-ce pas?Yeah, but he doesn't sound French to me.
Hence the 'Bornkamp' school. I mean really, this notion of French , American, and German schools is silly. It's a lineage from Mule, Teal, and Rascher. (I don't include Allard because he was not really 'classical' in the sense the others are). By now, though, I think the real influences from the 'Teal' school are Hemke and Sinta (even though Hemke studied with Mule). Rousseau is more 'French' sounding than Londeix, IMO. The thing is, the schools are not just about sound production--they're also a bit different in ideas of musical interpretation.But that's implying that a school can't evolve, n'est-ce pas?
So Hemke's matriculated in the Teal school?...By now, though, I think the real influences from the 'Teal' school are Hemke and Sinta (even though Hemke studied with Mule). ...
Well, Hemke and Teal certainly were contemporaries--Teal being the older of the two colleagues. I met both of them (and Rousseau, too) and spent some time with them at a NASA conference iat Northwestern in 1974-5. Hemke and his students were the hosts, of course, and Teal gave an excellent presentation on Rudy Weidoeft. All I was aware of was that this was 'legit' saxophone, and IIRC the discussions were about sax playing, and individual sounds, not 'schools'.So Hemke's matriculated in the Teal school?
Rousseau actually has a more American background than Hemke; he studied for only a few months with Marcel Mule but received his primary degrees studying Woodwinds with Hymie Voxman. Hemke was actually an admitted student at the Paris Conservatoire and is still the only American to graduate. However, to call Hemke's pedagogy "French" is also inaccurate. Although he adopted many techniques and concepts from Mule's teaching, he is the progenitor of an idiomatically American method that, while different from Sinta's, is no less unique to this country.I've always associated Rousseau with the 'French' school, and Teal, Hemke, and Sinta (as well as Sampen) with the American.