The Flexible Alto Sax in Different Musical Genres

The Flexible Alto Sax in Different Musical Genres

The Alto Saxophone is a flexible woodwind instrument that can be used in different type of applications in the music world. It is smaller than that of the tenor sax but bigger than that of the soprano sax; the alto sax was originally used in many classical compositions. Classical saxophonist such as Marcel Mule, Eugene Rousseau, and Sigurd Raschèr used this instrument to give a hauntingly beautiful rendition of many classical compositions. These advanced players were masters of the alto sax altissimo which is difficult to manipulate. It was Richard Strauss who popularized the sax in his rendition of the Sinfonia Domestica.
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