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Featured works: "Der Mündliche Verrat (The Oral Treason)" (Suite For Saxophone Trio) by Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008). "String Trio In B Flat Major No. 1 D 471; String Trio In B Flat Major No. 2b D 581" by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Performed by Sax Allemande (Frank Schüssler, soprano saxophone; Arend Hastedt, alto saxophone; Markus Maier, baritone saxophone). "'... yet I have an idea which might be helpful to you: Among my compositions is 'Der Mündliche Verrat' (The Oral Treason) a stage work, for which I at first wrote a piano score. It's made up entirely of relatively short character pieces, and I'm sure something good could be selected from these. For 'Trahison Orale' I haven't prescribed any particular orchestration, but have made a sort of piano score, because this seemed to me to be the most suitable form in which to put my intentions into effect. One of the most important lessons we can learn from romanticism is the primacy of the musical substance over a specific tone color: if your power of imagination is impressive enough, then with interchangeable instruments a means of expression can be found which will do it justice.' - Mauricio Kagel, from a letter to Sax Allemande. Founded in 1996, Sax Allemande is now one of the most successful saxophone ensembles of the day. Impressive virtuosity, chamber musical precision and a passionate commitment to the nobility of the classical saxophone are the trademarks of this trio. Since the year 2000, a most productive and friendly cooperation has united Sax Allemande and the Munich based label FARAO classics; an affiliation which has resulted in the production of CDs which enjoy international success. Thus, in 2005 with the recording of J. S. Bach's 'Goldberg Variations,' the ensemble could make a long held dream come true. With the CD Ein Kagel-Schubert-Projekt Sax Allemande provide impressive documentation of their understanding of chamber music and the incomparable sound of the classical saxophone. Thus the trio remain true to their approach, which is obligated to the joy of experimentation as well as a coherent conception of the music."