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Brain Rubbish / Swedish Wind Ensemble

Gorb / Swedish Wind Ensemble / Lindberg
Release Date: 06/19/2012 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1958  
Composer:  Adam GorbChristian LindbergGeorge GershwinBernardo Adam-Ferrero
Conductor:  Christian Lindberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With a colourful programme of original works and arrangements, Christian Lindberg and his Swedish Wind Ensemble take their listeners on a wide-ranging journey to landscapes both imaginary and real. The British composer Adam Gorb (b. 1958) opens the disc with his suite of Yiddish Dances - in the composer's own words 'very much a party piece' inspired by klezmer, the folk music of the Eastern European Jews. The dance theme reappears in An American in Paris, George Gershwin's evocation of Paris during the 1920's: this symphonic poem was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, but later appeared in the Hollywood musical named after it. Rearranged for the purpose, it became the music for the elaborate closing dance sequence with Gene Kelly Read more and Leslie Caron appearing in various Parisian settings. Homenaje a Sorolla by the Spanish composer Bernardo Ferrero (b. 1942) is also programmatic: its title refers to the painter Joaquín Sorolla (1863 - 1923), and the four movements are inspired by typical subjects of his, such as fishermen's wives waiting for their men on the beach and a religious procession taking place in Valencia, hometown of both Sorolla and Ferrero. Two compositions by Christian Lindberg himself complete the programme. In his Suite from Galamanta, the conductor-composer first takes us to the mythical town which acts as the setting of his stage work Dawn at Galamanta. Our destination in Brain Rubbish, the closing work on the disc, is Lindberg's own brain, as the piece is an inventory of material that he had discarded as being 'too rough and rocky' for a work he was composing for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Swedish Wind Ensemble and Lindberg have appeared together on several previous releases on BIS - discs which have been warmly received, for instance by the reviewer on the website klassik-heute.de, who commented on the 'spark and stirring vitality, the brilliance and interpretational flair' demonstrated by the entire ensemble. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Yiddish Dances by Adam Gorb
Conductor:  Christian Lindberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Galamanta: Suite by Christian Lindberg
Conductor:  Christian Lindberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
3.
An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Christian Lindberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
4.
Homenaje a Joaquin Sorolla by Bernardo Adam-Ferrero
Conductor:  Christian Lindberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1987 
5.
Brain Rubbish by Christian Lindberg
Conductor:  Christian Lindberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble

Sound Samples

Yiddish Dances: No. 1. Khosidl: Andante
Yiddish Dances: No. 2. Terkische: Allegro molto -
Yiddish Dances: No. 3. Doina: Meno mosso, rubato -
Yiddish Dances: No. 4. Hora: Andante con moto - Piu mosso -
Yiddish Dances: No. 5. Freylachs: Allegro molto - Tempo di Khosidl - Tempo I
Suite from Galamanta
An American in Paris (arr. M. van Gils)
Homenaje a Joaquin Sorolla (arr. A. Hostedt): I. El grito del Palleter
Homenaje a Joaquin Sorolla (arr. A. Hostedt): II. Pescadoras valencianas
Homenaje a Joaquin Sorolla (arr. A. Hostedt): III. Sol de la tarde
Homenaje a Joaquin Sorolla (arr. A. Hostedt): IV. Las grupas
Brain Rubbish

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