Moritz (1891-1974) found himself in the unenviable position of being a prominent Jewish musician and composer in Hitler's Germany, so he emigrated to the United States in 1937. He composed and taught in New York City for the rest of his life; pop/jazz pianist and singer Bobby Scott was one of his students.
As a saxophonist, I find Leeson's performance more engaging that Moritz's composition, which is accomplished without being particularly original or interesting. The phrase that came to my mind when I first listened was, "This is Brahms plus whole-tone scales." But as a pioneering saxophone recording, this album is very interesting indeed. (I believe that it's the first multi-record classical saxophone album recorded in the U.S.) On the original issue, three of the four movements are split onto two sides of a record - the short third movement is complete on the first part of side five - but I have edited the parts together and present them here as separate movements. In researching this blog entry, I found that there is already a transfer of these records online, but I immodestly think that my transfer is somewhat better.
There's a nice booklet included in the album, and due to the scarcity of these records (I searched for a copy for several years) I'm including scans of the all pages.
First movement - Allegro molto
Second movement - Molto andante
Third movement - Scherzo - presto
Fourth movement - Finale - quasi allegro