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Öystein Baadsvik - Prelude, Fnugg and Riffs

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1625
Release date2007-12-15
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

This disc presents a highly varied programme centred on the combination of solo tuba and wind band. It covers a wide spectrum of styles, from the Concerto by Boris Diev (b. 1924) – a leading figure within the great Russian wind orchestra tradition – to Swedish composer Fredrik Högberg’s (b.1971) wisecracking and effect-laden Trolltuba, a re-telling of the folk tale Three Billy Goats Gruff. A highlight on the disc is tubaist/composer Baadsvik’s own piece, the unique Fnugg Blue, a highly enjoyable showcase for various pioneering tuba techniques – including percussive effects and multiphonics. As anyone will know who has heard his previous recordings on BIS, Øystein Baadsvik is the right person to present such a programme. On his first disc he combined Vivaldi with Grieg and Monti’s Csárdás, to the delight of the critics, as testifed by the following quotes: ‘an extremely well planned, perfectly executed recital in which humour, charm, and virtuosity combine to make the best possible case for the tuba as star of the show’ (Classics Today.com) and ‘a recording that emancipates the tuba from its Cinderella role with ear-catching panache’ (The Daily Telegraph, UK). His second disc featured works by Hindemith, Gordon Jacob and Astor Piazzolla, and was described in the International Record Guide as ‘an outstanding recital ... Baadsvik's playing combines sweetness with strength, intensity with perception.’ On the present disc this consummate performer is backed up by the eminent Swedish Wind Ensemble under its principal conductor Christian Lindberg, with a rhythmic drive and energy which also comes to the fore in the two pieces not featuring solo tuba: Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, composed in 1949 for Woody Herman, and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s A Quick Blast.
 
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  Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
  Prelude, Fugue and Riffs 07:20
01 Prelude – for the Brass 01:42 $ 0.36 USD
02 Fugue – for the Saxes 01:43 $ 0.36 USD
03 Riffs – for Everyone 03:55 $ 0.82 USD
 
 
  Composer: Baadsvik, Øystein
  Fnugg Blue
04 Fnugg Blue 07:56 $ 1.67 USD
 
 
  Composer: Diev, Boris
  Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra
05 Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra 09:09 $ 1.92 USD
 
 
  Composer: Turnage, Mark-Anthony
  A Quick Blast
06 A Quick Blast 08:01 $ 1.68 USD
 
 
  Composer: Högberg, Fredrik
  Trolltuba
07 Trolltuba 07:53 $ 1.66 USD
 
 
  Composer: Nelson, Daniel
  Metallëphônic Remix 15:23
08 I. Iron 02:11 $ 0.46 USD
09 II. Arsenic 01:06 $ 0.23 USD
10 III. Alum 02:57 $ 0.62 USD
11 IV. Mercury 04:49 $ 1.01 USD
12 V. Lead 01:25 $ 0.30 USD
13 VI. White arsenic 00:28 $ 0.10 USD
14 VII Steel 02:27 $ 0.51 USD
 
  Album total 55:42
EnsembleSwedish Wind Ensemble
ConductorLindberg, Christian
ComposerBaadsvik, Øystein
Bernstein, Leonard
Diev, Boris
Högberg, Fredrik
Nelson, Daniel
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
TubaBaadsvik, Øystein

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