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21st-Century Tuba Concertos

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1685
Release date2009-05-05
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

The Norwegian tubaist Øystein Baadsvik has made his mark with a number of highly varied recordings on BIS, including a parade of show-stoppers such as Vivaldi’s Winter and Monti’s Csardas (Tuba Carnival, BIS-CD-1285) and a recital featuring both Hindemith’s Sonata and tangos by Piazzolla (Danzas, BIS-CD-1585). The results have been highly acclaimed by reviewers, for instance on the classicstoday.com website, where Tuba Carnival was described as ‘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, at least once in a while.’ In International Record Review, the sequel Danzas met with an equally warm welcome: ‘An outstanding recital ... Baadsvik's playing combines sweetness with strength, intensity with perception...’ The present disc picks up the thread from Baadsvik’s latest release, a programme of 20th-century tuba concertos (BIS-CD-1515) which included works by Vaughan Williams as well as John Williams. The turn has now come to three highly individual works from this century, two of which (Högberg and Sandström) are available for the first time on disc. A unique opportunity thus to acquaint oneself with the music of our very own time, as well as with the latest exploits of a world-leading instrumentalist, expertly backed up by the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra under the conductor Mats Rondin.
 
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  Composer: Högberg, Fredrik
  Rocky Island Boat Bay - Tuba Concerto 21:51
01 Part 1: Molto vigoroso – Intermezzo espressivo 06:55 $ 1.45 USD
02 Part 2: Love song – Menuette – Grandioso 06:16 $ 1.32 USD
03 Part 3: Chanson populaire – Percussion expo – Cadenza
– Finale feroce
08:40 $ 1.82 USD
 
 
  Composer: Sandström, Jan
  The Lemon House - Tuba Concerto 22:51
04 I. Las Medusas en el Puerto (The Jellyfish in the Harbour) 02:41 $ 0.56 USD
05 II. Old Man with Garage 02:12 $ 0.46 USD
06 III. Todos al Padre (All to the Father) 04:15 $ 0.89 USD
07 IV. Los Tranvías (The Trams) 04:28 $ 0.94 USD
08 V. The Lemon House 09:15 $ 1.94 USD
 
 
  Composer: Aho, Kalevi
  Tuba Concerto 28:24
09 I. Andante 09:16 $ 1.95 USD
10 II. Allegro – Cadenza – Tempo I 09:25 $ 1.98 USD
11 III. Larghetto – Presto – Tempo I 09:43 $ 2.04 USD
 
  Album total 01:13:06
ComposerAho, Kalevi
Högberg, Fredrik
Sandström, Jan
TubaBaadsvik, Øystein
OrchestraNorrköping Symphony Orchestra
ConductorRondin, Mats

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