I've recently discovered that I like classical (modern composition, etc.) saxophone and I'm looking for a list of soprano players or recordings that include the soprano saxophone. I've bought these albums that contain compositions where the soprano sax is present:
- Claude Delangle (The Solitary Saxophone, Harmonious Breath, A la française, and The Japanese Saxophone)
- Eugene Rousseau (Saxophone Concertos)
- Kenneth Tse (Lyric Soprano)
- Anders Paulsson (Date with a Soprano Saxophone)
- Jabra Latham & Benjamin Price (Eleven Duos for Soprano Saxophones)
- Joel Versavaud (Neuf Etudes by Christian Lauba)
- Kenneth Fischer (Alto & Soprano Saxophones)
- Raaf Hekkema (24 Caprices op. 1 by Paganini arr. for saxophone)
- Richard Ducros (Hard by C. Lauba)
- Stathis Mavrommatis (Three Greek Concertos for Soprano Saxophone and String Orchestra)
- Sue McKenzie (The Coral Sea)
- Theodore Kerkezos (Music for Saxophone and Orchestra)
I like all of these recordings. However, I prefer the compositions of Lauba and other modern composers to the older material, but I like the older material, too. Marcel Mule is great; I know that he played soprano in various saxophone quartets, but I've not been able to find any recordings that feature him on soprano. Delangle is amazing and I'll likely buy all of his recordings, whether he plays soprano on them, or not.
I'd appreciate any help with regard to finding more recordings that feature the soprano saxophone in the classical, avant garde, or modern art music. My background is in jazz and I play free improvisation, so I have many works by Bechet, Coltrane, Shorter, Lacy, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, John Butcher, and other jazz players and improvisers. If this thread duplicates another, I'd appreciate being directed to that thread; I've searched SOTW for this topic, but I could not find it.