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Composer Britta Byström
Carin Malmlöf-Forssling
Jesper Nordin
Eduard Tubin
Performer Malin Broman
Simon Crawford-Phillips
Rick Stotijn
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Västerås Sinfonietta
Simon Crawford-Phillips, conductor
James Gaffigan, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2379 SACD
EAN 7318599923796
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Jul 2021
Total time 75'59

For the past ten years Rick Stotijn has been making Stockholm his second home, finding musical inspiration as well as new friends there. The present disc is a reflection of this, with existing and new repertoire involving the double bass by composers who have all at some point lived and worked in the city. The oldest work, as well as the best known, &&&is the Concerto for Double Bass by Eduard Tubin, composed in 1948. Stotijn performs it here with the support of his own orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under James Gaffigan.

The other concerto on the disc was composed especially for Stotijn and for the violinist Malin Broman by Britta Byström. Infinite Rooms (2016) is a double concerto – in which the violinist switches between violin and viola – with inspiration from the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. It was awarded the most important Swedish composition prize, Stora Christ Johnson-priset, in 2020, and comes with three ‘Walks’, potential encores which can also serve as bridges to the next work during the concert, be it by Schubert, Bruckner or Strauss. The orchestra heard in Infinite Rooms is the Västerås Sinfonietta, conducted by Simon Crawford-Phillips, who also appears on the disc in the role of pianist: Jesper Nordin’s Piano Trio, is an adaptation by the composer for these performers, of an earlier score for violin, cello and orchestra. Closing the disc is In memoriam by Carin Malmlöf-Forssling, a brief vocalise for soprano here transcribed for the double bass.
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  Britta Byström
01 A Walk to Schubert for viola and double bass 2'14
  Eduard Tubin
  Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra 18'38
02 Allegro con moto 6'24
03 Andante sostenuto 1'40
04 Tempo primo 5'05
05 Allegro non troppo, poco marciale 5'29
  Britta Byström
06 A Walk to Bruckner for viola and double bass 2'43
  Infinite Rooms for violin/viola, double bass and orchestra 28'59
07 1. 5'02
08 2. 3'58
09 3. 3'15
10 4. 4'31
11 5. 4'40
12 6. 4'50
13 7. 2'43
  Britta Byström
14 A Walk to Strauss for viola and double bass 2'42
  Jesper Nordin
15 Piano Trio for violin, double bass and piano 16'43
  Carin Malmlof-Forssling
16 In Memoriam for solo double bass 2'15
  Album total 75'59
ViolaBroman, Malin
Double bassStotijn, Rick
ComposerByström, Britta
Malmlof-Forssling, Carin
Nordin, Jesper
Tubin, Eduard
OrchestraSwedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vasteras Sinfonietta
ConductorCrawford-Phillips, Simon
Gaffigan, James
ViolinBroman, Malin
PianoCrawford-Phillips, Simon
ArrangerStotijn, Rick

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