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Tuba Carnival / Oystein Baadsvik, B. Sagstad, Musica Vitae


Release Date: 10/21/2003 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1285   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Oystein BaadsvikAntonio VivaldiEdvard GriegArild Plau,   ... 
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


However much fun it may be at first, and however fabulously virtuosic the soloist may be (and Oystein Baadsvik is as amazing as they come), hearing an entire program consisting of stuff like Vivaldi's Winter, or Grieg's Anitra's Dance arranged for tuba and strings might very well outlive its cuteness value pretty quickly. So Baadsvik wisely mixes things up a bit, by including such inherently less-than-serious items such as Vittorio Monti's Csárdas (where he somehow manages a convincing tuba approximation of schmaltzy violin vibrato) and Arban's Carnival of Venice. The main work, however, a perfectly lovely neoclassical concerto for tuba and strings by Arild Plau (b. 1920), allows the soloist to display
Read more his expressive credentials--and deserves to enter the repertoire of tuba virtuosos everywhere. Similarly impressive is Thomas Steven's entertainingly brief Variations in the Olden Style, based on a tune taken from Bach's French Suites. State of the art recorded sound caps 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.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fnugg by Oystein Baadsvik
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik (Tuba)
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
2.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik (Tuba)
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Notes: Arranged for tuba and ensemble 
3.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 16, Anitra's Dance by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik (Tuba)
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
4.
Norwegian Dances (4) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 35: no 1 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik (Tuba)
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
5.
Concerto for Tuba and Strings by Arild Plau
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik (Tuba)
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
6.
Kesh Jig by Traditional
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik (Tuba)
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
7.
Variations in Olden Style - d'après Bach by Thomas Stevens
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik (Tuba)
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
8.
Variations for Trumpet on "Carnival of Venice" by Jean-Baptiste Arban
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik (Tuba)
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Notes: Arranged for tuba and ensemble.  
9.
Csárdás by Vittorio Monti
Performer:  Oystein Baadsvik (Tuba)
Conductor:  Bjorn Sagstad
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Vitae
Period: Romantic 

Sound Samples

Fnugg for solo tuba
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter) (arr. O. Baadsvik): I. Allegro non molto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter) (arr. O. Baadsvik): II. Largo
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter) (arr. O. Baadsvik): III. Allegro
Peer Gynt, Op. 23 (arr. O. Baadsvik): Anitra's Dance (arr. O. Baadsvik)
Concerto for Tuba and Strings: I. Prolog
Concerto for Tuba and Strings: II. Canzone. Andante
Concerto for Tuba and Strings: III. Finale. Allegro
Norwegian Dances, Op. 35(arr. O. Baadsvik): I. Norwegian Dance No. 1 (arr. O. Baadsvik)
Kesh Jig (arr. S. Lunden-Welden)
Variations in Olden Style (d'apres Bach): Theme - Variation I - Variation II - Variation III - Variation IV - Variation V
Carnival of Venice (arr. A. Baddsvik)
Csardas (arr. O. Baddsvik)

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