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Tuba Carnival


Classics Today 10/10.

Surely nobody ever expected to hear the tuba played like this? When he started learning the instrument, somebody must have forgotten to tell Øystein Baadsvik that the tuba can't do everything. And in all likelihood, this mistake will be impossible to repair - there is little chance that anyone would be able to catch up with him in order to tell him now!

This collection of pieces-you-never-thought-you’d-hear-on-the-tuba runs the gamut from Vivaldi's view of winter to Monti's Csárdás, from the embouchure-defying to the luscious. When you think that you have heard everything - and are still trying to decide whether you really did hear what you remember hearing - Øystein Baadsvik adds a piece of his own, Fnugg, proving that there really is nothing that can't be expressed on the tuba if one happens to have this level of skill, communicative passion and musicality. Fnugg (Norwegian for something as weightless as a snowflake) is an improvisation with elements of the Australian Aboriginal instrument didgeridoo and Norwegian folk music, using multiphonics (to sing and play simultaneously) and Baadsvik’s own invention "Lip Beat".

Some press voices:

‘State of the art recorded sound caps an extremely well planned, perfectly executed recital in which humor, charm, and virtuosity combine to make the best possible case for the tuba as star of the show.’ Classicstoday.com

"The arrangements are fine examples of the best of musical reinvention... The acrobatic displays amount to an elephant pirouetting gracefully, and then showing the refinement and class to join you for a nice bottle of wine and desert... a very pleasant surprise, worthy of any collection." MusicWeb
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Baadsvik, Øystein
  Fnugg (2002) for solo tuba
01 Fnugg (2002) for solo tuba 03:24 $ 0.51 USD
 
 
  Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
  L´Inverno (Winter) from The Four Seasons, Op.8 08:22
02 I. Allegro non molto 03:10 $ 0.48 USD
03 II. Largo 01:57 $ 0.29 USD
04 III. Allegro 03:15 $ 0.49 USD
 
 
  Composer: Grieg, Edvard
  Anitra´s Dance (from the incidental music to Ibsen´s Peer Gynt, Op.23)
05 Anitra´s Dance (from the incidental music to Ibsen´s Peer
Gynt, Op.23)
03:27 $ 0.52 USD
 
 
  Composer: Plau, Arild
  Concerto for Tuba and Strings (1990) 17:41
06 I. Prolog 07:40 $ 1.15 USD
07 II. Canzone 06:47 $ 1.02 USD
08 III. Finale 03:14 $ 0.49 USD
 
 
  Composer: Grieg, Edvard
  Norwegian Dance No.1 (from Four Norwegian Dances, Op.35)
09 Norwegian Dance No.1 (from Four Norwegian Dances, Op.35) 04:51 $ 0.73 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lundén-Welden, Staffan
  Kesh Jig
10 Kesh Jig 03:35 $ 0.54 USD
 
 
  Composer: Stevens, Thomas
  Variations in Olden Style (d´après Bach) (1989)
11 Variations in Olden Style (d´après Bach) (1989) 05:16 $ 0.79 USD
 
 
  Composer: Arban, [Joseph] Jean Baptiste
  Carnival of Venice
12 Carnival of Venice 07:41 $ 1.15 USD
 
 
  Composer: Monti, Vittorio
  Csárdás
13 Csárdás 04:25 $ 0.66 USD
 
  Album total 58:42
TubaBaadsvik, Øystein
ComposerArban, [Joseph] Jean Baptiste
Baadsvik, Øystein
Grieg, Edvard
Lundén-Welden, Staffan
Monti, Vittorio
Plau, Arild
Stevens, Thomas
Vivaldi, Antonio
ConductorSagstad, Bjorn (Björn)
EnsembleMusica Vitae

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