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Christian Lindberg plays Nathaniel Shilkret

Composer Fredrik Högberg
Christian Lindberg
Nathaniel Shilkret
Performer Christian Lindberg
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
John Neschling, conductor
Period Romantic
Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-1448 SACD
EAN 7318599914480
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Sep 2005
Total time 59'36


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).

Watch the trailer for "Brassbones - the movie"
featuring Christian Lindberg and trumpeters Håkan Hardenberger and Ole Edvard Antonsen.

Quicktime movie (12,7 MB) recommended for Mac
Windows Media (14,8 MB) recommended for Windows

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  Nathaniel Shilkret
  Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (1945). Dedicated to Tommy Dorsey 22'51
01 I. 12'09
02 II. Andante più mosso 6'22
03 III. Allegro, Bright boogie woogie tempo 4'20
 
 
  Fredrik Högberg
  Concerto No.1 for Trombone and Orchestra, The Return of Kit Bones (2001) 18'53
04 Part 1 7'29
05 Part 2 5'32
06 Part 3 5'52
 
 
  Christian Lindberg
07 Helikon Wasp (2003) for conducting trombonist and orchestra 16'31
 
  Album total 59'36
ConductorNeschling, John
OrchestraSão Paulo Symphony Orchestra
TromboneLindberg, Christian
ComposerHögberg, Fredrik
Lindberg, Christian
Shilkret, Nathaniel

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