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21st-Century Tuba Concertos

Composer Kalevi Aho
Fredrik Högberg
Jan Sandström
Performer Öystein (Øystein) Baadsvik
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Mats Rondin, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-1685 CD
EAN 7318590016855
Format CD
Release date May 2009
Total time 74'41

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 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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  Fredrik Högberg
  Rocky Island Boat Bay - Tuba Concerto 21'51
01 Part 1: Molto vigoroso – Intermezzo espressivo 6'55
02 Part 2: Love song – Menuette – Grandioso 6'16
03 Part 3: Chanson populaire – Percussion expo – Cadenza – Finale feroce 8'40
  Jan Sandström
  The Lemon House - Tuba Concerto 22'51
04 I. Las Medusas en el Puerto (The Jellyfish in the Harbour) 2'41
05 II. Old Man with Garage 2'12
06 III. Todos al Padre (All to the Father) 4'15
07 IV. Los Tranvías (The Trams) 4'28
08 V. The Lemon House 9'15
  Kalevi Aho
  Tuba Concerto 28'24
09 I. Andante 9'16
10 II. Allegro – Cadenza – Tempo I 9'25
11 III. Larghetto – Presto – Tempo I 9'43
  Album total 74'41
ComposerAho, Kalevi
Högberg, Fredrik
Sandström, Jan
TubaBaadsvik, Øystein
OrchestraNorrköping Symphony Orchestra
ConductorRondin, Mats

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