I was particularly taken aback by the versatility of the group and their respect to the styles within the pieces they played….I expressed words of praise for their homogenous expressive timbre and for their capacity to expand the dynamic possibilities of the instrument.
HANS WERNER HENZE
In my disorganised musical upbringing, I was never a fan of the saxophone and I always considered it a soloists instrument. I was struck by a quote attributed to Coltrane, when in response to the journalists that asked him what he thought of the other saxophonists, he provocatively answered “I don’t know, we don’t play the same instrument”.
It is with this very charm that I listened to the work. In a classical framing i encountered variety, versatility, invention and the great irony of Doctor Sax. In a game of images, the saxophone is often pulled up alongside a cornucopia. But I didn’t believe that inside this instrument there would be such richness, such surprise or so much creative freedom.
…It was possible to admire the high grade of fusion between the sounds…the four interpreters pass from one melancholic pianissimo to a strident forte, bringing into evidence their astute virtuosity and their temperament full of spirit and liveliness.
HEINZ ZETTEL “Donau Curier”
…talented artists, admirabile versatility…noteworthy performers capable of bringing joy with the most absolute justice and musical precision in every genre…in every era and in every latitude.
ALDO PAGANI editor of Astor Piazzolla
…I know the thing that makes them special: the sound of perfect ensemble playing, transposition and clear elaboration, clean playing, but most of all , a great love for all music. Steel Wind weave through the music with charm and an unprecedented ease…the heart of our interpreters beats with real love, technique, indispensability, it’s only a memory of the music lost in time.
GIAN PIERO SILVESTRO “Avvenimenti”
Music of a high level from the Quartet…their impeccable preparation, their perfect ensemble playing, their intense quality of music…of particular significance was the interpretation of “Habanera” with its slackened rhythms and high intensity,the interpretation underlined the atmosphere of love and death.
ELVIRA URSINO “La Sicilia”