The ArtSax Duo
The ensemble was formed in 2008 and the musicians are from different academic backgrounds working in Szczecin (Poland). It combines their love of chamber music created for saxophone and piano. The repertoire consists in canon of saxophone literature and many works by Polish composers, including compositions dedicated to The ArtSax Duo (Marek Jasinski, Jaromir Gajewski, Alicja Gronau-Osinska). The ensemble also performs arrangements of Polish music from different music periods (Karol Szymanowski, Henryk Wieniawski, Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Wladyslaw Zelenski, Adam Wronski).
Dr Dariusz Samol and Ewa Ruszala are lecturers at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, Poland.
Duo (2010) - Jaromir Gajewski
The piece Duo was composed and dedicated to The ArSax Duo in 2010 and was premiered in Octopber 2010 in Ostrow Wlkp., Poland.
Etude bflat minor - Karol Szymanowski
Etude b flat minor was oryginaly composed for piano. The ArtSax Duo adopted this piece for saxophone and piano in 2008. This allows the visibility of expression and beauty of melody by the two instruments.
Winter is icumen in II - Alicja Gronau
Winter is Icummen in (Ezra Pound) Winter is icummen in, Lhude sing Goddamm, Raineth drop and staineth slop And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us, An ague hath my ham. Freezeth river, turneth liver Damn you, sing: Goddamm. Goddamm, Goddamm, tis why I am, Goddamm. So 'gainst the winter's balm Sing Goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm Sing Goddamm, sing Goddamm, DAMM.