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by newreedsyndrome
(343 posts)
8 years ago

That Sigurd Rascher Guy...

Where can I find recordings of Sigurd Rascher? He's supposed to be the zenith of classical saxophone, the paragon of musique savante, the live-all end-all of the universe, but I still haven't heard the cat blow (saxophonist perform, for all you sophisto.....CATS).

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  1. by bleeding gums
    (18 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: That Sigurd Rascher Guy...

    I've never been able to get my hands on any sort of rascher recordings. I know that Paul Cohen out in NY has some, he's got tons of legit sax memorabilia.

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    1. by OANegrin
      (26 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: That Sigurd Rascher Guy...

      I did a search of the known CD reissues of Rascher recordings on Amazon, and sadly noticed that there are none available right now (except for an overpriced used Coates Saxo-Rhapsody recording). Email me at bachangel(at)hotmail(dot)com, and I may be able to help. Angel

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  2. by snowgoose
    (1 post)

    7 years ago

    Re: That Sigurd Rascher Guy...

    Sigurd Rascher put out one or two records, probably in the 60's. I had one and left it in Seattle when I moved back East, drat. Bad decision. I'll never forget the way he sounded - as I recall he played vintage Bueschers - as I heard him many times, was a friend of the family. Anyway, to date, the family has not seen fit to reissue the recordings. I hope they do!

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  3. by futoku
    (5 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: That Sigurd Rascher Guy...

    I can't find any, either... Just one video of the Rascher Quartet on YouTube, although I don't think that Rascher is playing in it.

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    1. by barisax999
      (400 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: That Sigurd Rascher Guy...

      i have a couple rascher recordings and one cd of his quartet. i got them from my professor who has been compiling classical saxophone recordings for many decades. so as far i know there arent any being published. generally i dont like ripping music, but if you cant get it any other way. music needs to be heard, especially by such a master player. i have recordings of him on the ibert and dahl concertos. he plays the first part of the second movment up the 8va and plays it absolutely perfectly.... and its LIVE.

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  4. by MODSAX
    (1 post)

    7 years ago

    Re: That Sigurd Rascher Guy...

    If want to know more about Rascher, and his recordings, one of Rascher's students is giving a clinic at Music showcase in Brandon on May 10th, 2008. Email me forthe info.

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