Spanish pianist and composer, Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) was a child prodigy. He passed the Piano entrance exam for the Paris Conservatoire at age seven, but he was refused entry due to his young age. He composed many works containing Spanish influence, Three Pieces for Saxophone Quartet being no exception.
When he was 16, Albéniz studied at the Leipzig Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. His concert career saw him perform all over the world. The Three Pieces are, 1) Love Song, 2) Berceuse, and 3) Summer. This collection, adapted for Saxophone Quartet by Marcel Mule is a sublime addition to the ensemble's repertoire.