Saxophone and accordion are perhaps most often associated with jazz and folk music, and yet in the hands of Duo Aliada they become instruments of subtle, classical perfection.
High levels of both technical skill and emotional capacity allow Duo Aliada to offer an impressive range of beloved repertoire, spanning from the 17th to the 20th century. Not only does their playing emphasize the limitless potential of these instruments, it also explores a whole new world of sound for classical music. The name “Aliada” means alliance and Duo Aliada is exactly that: an unlikely alliance between saxophone and accordion, one the audience won’t soon forget.
Duo Aliada re-discovers music of the past, presenting it with an amazing display of instrumental virtuosity, classical transcription authenticity and glorious sonority. Whether the music hails originally from the 17th or 20th century the effect achieved by Duo Aliada is staggering. It is my genuine belief that if any of the composers of the works contained in the “New colours of the past” were able to hear Michał Knot and Bogdan Laketic perform, they would be the first to leap to their feet with a standing ovation.Kenneth MorrisUK Clarinet&Saxophone Magazine