Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935) was a significant American composer of the generation who came into prominence before the First World War. His compositions were influenced by César Franck, Ernest Chausson and Claude Debussy, and also by 'symbolist and decadent' literature. In his later years he also, unexpectedly, became deeply interested in jazz, and wrote some works for jazz band. In 1900 Loeffler took a shine to the saxophone and gave it an exposed place in the spotlight in the nine-minute Hispanic Divertissement Espagnol. Its smoothly serenading ways are indulged and it consists of three movements: Moderato, Andante and Allegro Moderato.