Raphael: Divertimento Op. 74
for Alto Saxophone and Violoncello
Sax & Cello – A rarity in the repertoire
In the last decade of his life, Günter Raphael turned repeatedly and intensively to the alto saxophone as solo instrument. Belonging to this little work group is the Concertino op. 71 (1951), also published by Breitkopf & Härtel. Thanks to its uncommon scoring for the cello as partner and accompanying instrument, the highly effective work is a sought-after gem, a rarity in the repertoire. The new edition is based on the critically examined first printing published in 1953 by Breitkopf & Härtel.