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The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet is a professional ensemble of four saxophonists which performs classical and modern music.

Like most saxophone quartets, the RSQ features one player on each of the four most common sizes of saxophone: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.

The quartet was founded in the United States in 1969 by prominent classical saxophonist Sigurd Raschèr and his daughter, Carina (Karin). Some years later the quartet relocated to Germany and has been based there ever since.

The Quartet has appeared at major concert halls in Europe and the United States, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Opera Bastille Paris, Royal Festival Hall in London, Philharmonie Cologne, Concertgebouw, Schauspielhaus Berlin, Berliner Philharmonie, Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Zürich

The quartet has received strong reviews and was acclaimed as the "Uncrowned Kings of the Saxophone" by the Wiener Zeitung.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Silenzio / De profundis / Et exspecto / In Erwartung Sofia Gubaidulina; Geir Draugsvoll, Arne Balk Møller, Henrik Brendstrup, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Kroumata Percussion Ensemble 1
1995 Music for Saxophones Raschèr Saxophone Quartet 1
2003 "From Equinox to Solstice": Concertos for Saxaphone Quartet and Orchestra Anders Nilsson, Ketil Hvoslef, Jouni Kaipainen; Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Petter Sundkvist 1
2009 Water Music Brett Dean; Sharon Bezaly, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, HK Gruber, Brett Dean 1
2011 In memoriam Pehr Henrik Nordgren Nordgren, Pärt, Másson, Aho; Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, John Storgårds, Lapland Chamber Orchestra 1
2011 The Eight Sounds Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Robin Engelen 1
2011 Die Kunst der Fuge Johann Sebastian Bach;Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Carsten Klomp 1
2012 Chorbuch/Les Inventions d'Adolphe Sax Mauricio Kagel; Nederlands Kamerkoor, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet 1
2013 Möbius Loop Mathew Rosenblum; Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet 1

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