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Ferry Tales

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1875 CD
Release date2010-09-20
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time63:58

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With a busy international concert schedule and a number of acclaimed discs, Øystein Baadsvik has made a name for himself as one of today's finest tuba players, as well as an indefatigable and imaginative advocate for the instrument. His first disc, Tuba Carnival, was described on the website Classics Today as a 'perfectly executed recital in which humor, charm, and virtuosity combine to make the best possible case for the tuba as star of the show' while the reviewer in International Record Review found that his playing on the disc Danzas 'combines sweetness with strength, intensity with perception'. His wide-ranging repertoire includes works by composers as diverse as Elgar, Kalevi Aho and Piazzolla, but on this new disc he still manages to surprise with his versatility. Plans for it originated some ten years ago, when Baadsvik was touring with the Norwegian jazz pianist and composer/arranger Erlend Skomsvoll. Touring in Norway by necessity entails getting across any number of fjords and it was during one of the innumerable ferry crossings that Baadsvik and Skomsvoll hit upon the idea of a disc with music which shouldn't be confined to any particular genre, composed and arranged by the two of them for tuba, piano and strings. After a long period of gestation, here is the result: 'Ferry Tales' - a disc which combines original compositions with imaginative and unexpected arrangements of classics such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Alexander Borodin's Prince Igor. Baadsvik's tuba and Skomsvoll's piano are joined by the Trondheim Soloists, the acclaimed string ensemble here playing a role which goes far beyond that of simply providing accompaniments.
Extra material for download
  Composer: Baadsvik, Øystein
01 Ordner seg (It’ll Be All Right) 04:38 $ 0.68 USD
  Composer: Skomsvoll, Erlend
02 Prince Igor – Fantasy on a Theme by A. Borodin 03:33 $ 0.52 USD
  Composer: Baadsvik, Øystein
03 Dancing on a Blue Ribbon 05:00 $ 0.74 USD
  Composer: Skomsvoll, Erlend
04 Vise (A Simple Melody) 03:10 $ 0.47 USD
05 Somewhere Over the Rainbow 06:32 $ 0.96 USD
  Composer: Baadsvik, Øystein
06 Tango 04:30 $ 0.66 USD
  Composer: Skomsvoll, Erlend
07 Salme i g-moll (Hymn in G minor) 05:03 $ 0.74 USD
08 Slipesteinsvalsen (Grindstone Waltz) 04:47 $ 0.70 USD
  Composer: Skomsvoll, Erlend
09 Uten tekst (Without Words) 04:49 $ 0.71 USD
  Composer: Bjørnstad, Ketil
10 Sommernatt ved fjorden (Summer Night by the Fjord) - Fantasy
on a theme by Ketil Bjørnstad
05:22 $ 0.79 USD
11 Jeg plukker fløylsgræs (Picking Velvet Grass) 04:04 $ 0.60 USD
  Composer: Skomsvoll, Erlend
12 Sangen (The Song) 03:42 $ 0.54 USD
13 Ordner seg II (It’ll Be All Right II) 04:05 $ 0.60 USD
14 Déjà vu 03:17 $ 0.48 USD
  Album total 63:58
Chamber orchestraThe Trondheim Soloists
PianoSkomsvoll, Erlend
TubaBaadsvik, Øystein
ComposerBaadsvik, Øystein
Bjørnstad, Ketil
Skomsvoll, Erlend

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