The classical saxophone as solo partner to the symphonic organ – a concept that Frank Lunte and Henning Münther have developed in over twenty years of collaboration. This appealing
sound experience is a distinctive feature of the duo, whose repertoire
is formed of well-known melodies of popular operas, musicals and
ballets as well as transcriptions of French impressionist composers and
German Romantics. In addition, the programming also features original
compositions from the 20th century for saxophone and organ as well as
upmarket entertainment music for Parisian Salons, which was written in
the mid 1800s for the newly invented saxophone.
Since 1991 both musicians have been performing regularly together. Highlights of the recent season were concerts in the cathedrals of Magdeburg, Lübeck and Quedlinburg as well as in Hamburg’s landmark St. Michaelis and in Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous wedding church in Dornheim. The first CD of the duo was released in 2007 under the title „Romantisch – Elegant – Virtuos“ (Romantic – Elegant – Virtuoso). On New Year’s Eve 2010 Frank Lunte and Henning Münther have presented their second CD during a festive concert in the Peter-and-Paul-Church Bad Oldesloe in the North of Germany.