Syrène Saxophone Quartet was the first ensemble without strings to be accepted at the Dutch String Quartet Academy. Besides the wonderful enrichment of their practice this is also a possibility to enter a new world of repertoire. It is amazing do discover how well the string quartets of Joseph Haydn suit four saxophones. “This might have been done before, but never in the way Syrène does it”, according to Hans van der Boom – Radio 4. You can hear this for yourself in the program ‘Syrène strikes back: part I Haydn‘.
The Bird op. 33 no. 3 C major (1781)
Opus 103, no. 1, d minor (1803)
Opus 2, no. 1, E-flat major (unknown)
Opus 42, d minor (1785)