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Christian Lindberg plays Nathaniel Shilkret

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1448 SACD
Release date2005-09-28
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time59:36

Nathaniel Shilkret’s trombone concerto is something of a Holy Grail for trombone players. It has long been known that film and Broadway composer Nathaniel Shilkret composed a concerto for Tommy Dorsey at Leopold Stokowski’s request, and that it was performed in 1945 – but what happened to it afterwards? The score disappeared, as did the orchestral parts, and in the end it took almost 60 years before the piece was ever performed again in its original form. It is the World Première Recording of the work which opens the present disc – a lush and velvety concerto with influences from jazz and the golden age of Broadway – not to be missed! Continuing in the cross-over vein, Christian Lindberg and the São Paulo SO have recorded The Return of Kit Bones by Swedish composer Fredrik Högberg: the soundtrack to an imaginary Spaghetti western, in which the soloist is given free rein – including a licence to kill! The finale is Lindberg’s own work Helikon Wasp, already released on BIS-CD-1428, a portrait of Lindberg in the role of composer which has received great acclaim from the reviewers. In different ways, all three works make unusual demands on the versatility of the soloist – demands that few other than Christian Lindberg could fulfil, with the backing of a São Paulo Symphony Orchestra sounding more glorious than ever in the Surround Sound version included on this Hybrid SACD.

Please note: The music on this Hybrid Super Audio CD can be played back in Stereo (CD and SACD) as well as in 5.0 Surround sound (SACD).

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    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
    • FLAC 24-bit Stereo
    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Shilkret, Nathaniel
  Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (1945). Dedicated to Tommy Dorsey 22:51
01 I. 12:09 $ 2.55 USD
02 II. Andante più mosso 06:22 $ 1.34 USD
03 III. Allegro, Bright boogie woogie tempo 04:20 $ 0.91 USD
  Composer: Högberg, Fredrik
  Concerto No.1 for Trombone and Orchestra, The Return of Kit Bones (2001) 18:53
04 Part 1 07:29 $ 1.57 USD
05 Part 2 05:32 $ 1.16 USD
06 Part 3 05:52 $ 1.23 USD
  Composer: Lindberg, Christian
07 Helikon Wasp (2003) for conducting trombonist and orchestra 16:31 $ 3.47 USD
  Album total 59:36
ConductorNeschling, John
OrchestraSão Paulo Symphony Orchestra
TromboneLindberg, Christian
ComposerHögberg, Fredrik
Lindberg, Christian
Shilkret, Nathaniel

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