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 António Saiote
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2014-01-04 19:21

I've discovered António Saiote, who's a monster technician and musician. He recently posted a link on the ICA Facebook site to his performance of the Bozza Bucolique. The piece is horrendously difficult to bring off, and he does a great job. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfMwlhu3QII&feature=share

His Brahms Quintet is really fine, with striking communication and integration with the quartet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skbV2SbR2Hk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJUQmMp4F_k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iOsxu-IBEU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR7qr2mfgms

I could do without his constant blowing out of imaginary condensation from the C#/G# key, and I occasionally wish he would be a bit more precise in the technical passages, but his musicality blows away all criticism.

Ken Shaw

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 Re: António Saiote
Author: clarinetist04 
Date:   2014-01-04 21:00

Wonderful recording of the Bozza! I hope Leduc doesn't see them playing off of photocopies!  :)

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 Re: António Saiote
Author: eduardo94 
Date:   2014-01-05 06:01

Antonio Saiote is a great teacher too, He teaches at Porto School of Music.
He went to Brazil alot of times and I had the opportunity to take two masterclasses with him.
He's fantastic, a specialist in Romantic music.

I love his version of Brahms sonata #1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_UTp0AxeKY



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 Re: António Saiote
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2014-01-05 02:28

A piece like Bozza's Bucolique can really separate listeners along the lines of what they like to hear from the clarinet. Saiote's robust almost brusque performance will readily appeal to someone who likes a very full, somewhat treble timber from the instrument. Others, like myself, who prefer a more covered, mysterious and evocative sound may gravitate towards the performance by Bulgarian clarinetist Ilian Iliev, also on Youtube. Iliev amazes and delights me with the sheer liquidity and smoothness of his tone. He runs the gamut of the clarinet's range with silken luster and even the notes of extreme altissimo register sound with an unforced gentleness. His articulation in the tongued parts is round and non-percussive. That's what I like to hear from the clarinet, but I am only one person with one set of ears.



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 Re: António Saiote
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2014-01-05 08:13

seabreeze -

My ears love Iliev too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqFlbeddnlY. He has a site at http://www.ilianiliev.com/ with several audio links, unfortunately none with video.

These are very different performances, each excellent. Iliev has the superior tone and technique and all the good qualities you list. Saiote, it seems to me, projects more personality and has better communion with the pianist, and with the string players in the Brahms.

I think it's 50/50. I wouldn't want to be without either performance.

Ken Shaw

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 Re: António Saiote
Author: DavidBlumberg 
Date:   2014-01-05 23:10

I've known him since the 93' Gent Belgium ClarFest. Very good and nice player!!

Also Conductor!!

http://www.MyTempoMusic.com

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