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A Lindberg Extravaganza

Composer Oskar Lindberg
Richard Rodgers
Jan Sandström
Andrea Tarrodi
Antonio Vivaldi
Performer Christian Lindberg
Swedish Wind Ensemble
Hans Ek, conductor
Catalogue Number BIS-1878 CD
EAN 7318590018781
Format CD
Release date Sep 2011
Total time 63'10

Described as ‘a potent antidote to the stuffiness that still passes for seriousness at many a concert’, Christian Lindberg, whose most recent appearances on disc has been as a conductor, has again brought his trombone to a recording session, with the usual, ear-opening results. One of the great musical communicators of our time, Lindberg performs virtuoso concertos dedicated by him by composers such as Berio and Xenakis, but is equally at home in light music genres. Here he pays his respects to the great trombonists of swing and jazz, revelling in Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade and Fats Waller's Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now. The 2011 centenary of Lindberg's fellow Swede, the great tenor Jussi Björling, has also occasioned a tribute, and the glamour, fun and high drama of opera is further explored in A Night at the Opera, a medley of favourite arias. Lindberg's great friend Jan Sandström – the composer of the Motorbike Concerto which has taken Lindberg and his trombone around the world countless times – has contributed two pieces: Song to Lotta and A Christian Song, and in a nod to one of his first discs, Lindberg returns to Vivaldi's Four Seasons, giving a dare-devil performance of Spring on his alto trombone. The swinging, glittering and lush accompaniments are provided by Lindberg's 'own' band – the Swedish Wind Ensemble whose chief conductor he is – and add greatly to this Lindbergian extravaganza.
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  arr. Tarrodi
01 A Tribute to Dorsey, Miller and Teagarden 8'59
  arr. Hogstedt (Högstedt)
02 A Tribute to Jussi Björling 10'51
  Jan Sandstrom (Sandström)
03 Song to Lotta 4'06
  arr. Hogstedt (Högstedt)
04 A Night at the Opera 14'06
  Richard Rodgers
05 My Funny Valentine 5'30
  Jan Sandstrom (Sandström)
06 A Christian Song 3'41
  arr. Anders Högstedt Vivaldi
  La Primavera (Spring), Op.8 No.1 9'44
07 I. Allegro 3'26
08 II. Largo 2'29
09 III. Danza pastorale. Allegro 3'49
  Oskar Lindberg
10 Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalarna 4'22
  Album total 63'10
ConductorEk, Hans
TromboneLindberg, Christian
ComposerHogstedt (Högstedt), arr., Anders
Lindberg, Oskar
Rodgers, Richard
Sandstrom (Sandström), Jan
Tarrodi, arr., Andrea
Vivaldi, arr. Anders Högstedt, Antonio
EnsembleSwedish Wind Ensemble

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