Alten's Bullfight

Frank Nawrot's avatar Frank Nawrot

This piece is for Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Viola. It was inspired by the impressionist painter Mathias Alten (a long time Grand Rapids resident) and his travels to Spain. While there, he was hoping to find some inspiration in the spectacle of bullfighting. Instead, as the story goes, he was appalled by this barbaric practice and could not bring himself to recreate the moment. With this piece, I hope to accomplish what Alten was too disgusted to do- create a work of art based on his impression of the bullfight and of the bullfight itself. On the recording: Andrea Voulgaris (Alto Saxophone) Adam Brennan (Clarinet) Nate Bliton (Viola)

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  • Year created: 2013
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