Print and download in PDF or MIDI ARIA. Eugene Bozza – Aria (Piano, Saxo Alto). Few works in the classical saxophonist’s repertoire have enjoyed as much popularity as the Aria by Eugene Bozza. Bozza () wrote this work for alto. Aria by Eugène Bozza () is a lyrical piece written in for advanced Alto Saxophone players. Technically and musically challenging, being able to.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The influx of American and African American soldiers brought new styles and attitudes about music which were assimilated in French villages.

This scherzo focuses on the image of clouds and showcases masterful technique on the saxophone. Aria, a piece written for Alto Saxophone and Piano, draws inspiration from the works of J. During a posthumous assessment of bpzza archives of Bozza’s music over 70 unpublished manuscripts were found as well as several dozen that are no longer in print. A testament to the universality of his music is that when Bozza died at midnight on September 28,his woodwind quintet Scherzo was being played on Belgian Radio at the request of a listener.

Paris ConservatorieP. Beginning in the mids, Bozza published at least one new work each year until just a few years before his death in Views Read Eguene View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Aria for Alto Saxophone & piano

He is the listener’s composer since the music is always interesting, and has a familiarity of melody and tonality that even the untrained ear can enjoy. His work transcended the metropolitan mentality and he felt the music would be well served in this more pastoral area. Since that instrument has fallen to obscurity, this solo is now frequently played on bass trombone or tuba.


He divorced Juliette Arnaud in the early s. His large works—such as symphonies, concertos, and operas—are largely unknown outside of central Europe, but his solo and chamber works are fixtures in music schools throughout the world. Norman Heim, professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland, may have encapsulated the success of Bozza’s work with this:.

His father, Umberto Bozza, was a violinist who made his living playing in French casinos along the Mediterranean coast. Bozza’s music has largely been a critical and popular success.

Eugène Bozza – Wikipedia

Bozza was a prolific composer throughout his life. His wife once confided that, “In fact, he was haunted by stage fright. Due to its technical demands and lyrical melodies, this piece is a mainstay of the conservatory repertoire for bassoon.

However, for whatever reason, very little has been written about his life, especially the earlier years. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat He married Juliette Arnaud, his first wife, in and had a son, Pierre, in He graduated in with a Professor of Violin diploma.

Bozza remains frequently played and recorded today Naxos Music Library lists albums with recordings of his works and a YouTube search for Bozza yields thousands of videos. There are over known published works as well as a wealth of manuscripts.

His compositions can be placed within the Neo-Classicist genre which is also populated by Darius Milhaud and Igor Stravinsky. Another major influence on his compositional style was the result of the cultural infusion which occurred during and following World War I.


This piece is one of the mainstays of the solo horn repertoire as well as one of the most difficult pieces overall. Bozza also reminds us of the horn’s roots as hunting horns with frequent vozza and responses. His style was normally highly accessible to listeners, students, and academics; and he composed such a mass of solo and chamber music that his name is commonly heard in studios.

Bozza, Eugene – Aria for Alto Saxophone & piano

Reference editions such as the Grove Music Dictionary have very short entries or sometimes no entries whatsoever. This style of music quickly became part of French popular music and Bozza was introduced to it at an early age.

Written inthis piece comes from his time as the director of the Paris Opera Comique and had the best instrumentalists available to him. This compositional history lends itself as a partial explanation to the popularity of Bozza’s music in academic institutions. Some of the lore around this piece says that it was written very quickly after Bozza was questioned about how much he had accomplished in the first few months in Rome.

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