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A Lindberg Extravaganza / Lindberg, Ek, Swedish Wind Ensemble

Lindberg / Swe / Ek
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1878  
Composer:  Christian LindbergAnders HogstedtJan SandstromRichard Rodgers,   ... 
Performer:  Christian Lindberg
Conductor:  Hans Ek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 Read more 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. A Tribute to Dorsey, Miller and Teagarden by Christian Lindberg
Performer:  Christian Lindberg (Trombone)
Conductor:  Hans Ek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Notes: Arrangement: A. Tarrodi and L.E. Gudim 
2. A Tribute to Jussi Bjorling by Anders Hogstedt
Performer:  Christian Lindberg (Trombone)
Conductor:  Hans Ek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
3. Sang till Lotta by Jan Sandstrom
Performer:  Christian Lindberg (Trombone)
Conductor:  Hans Ek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
4. A Night at the Opera by Anders Hogstedt
Performer:  Christian Lindberg (Trombone)
Conductor:  Hans Ek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
5. Babes in arms: My funny valentine by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Christian Lindberg (Trombone)
Conductor:  Hans Ek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Notes: Arranger: Per-Olof Ukkonen 
6. A Christian Song by Jan Sandström
Performer:  Christian Lindberg (Trombone)
Conductor:  Hans Ek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Notes: Arrangement: Anders Hogstedt  
7. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christian Lindberg (Trombone)
Conductor:  Hans Ek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Notes: Arrangement: Anders Hogstedt  
8. Old Swedish Hymn-tune from Dalarna by Oskar Lindberg
Performer:  Christian Lindberg (Trombone)
Conductor:  Hans Ek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936/1950; Sweden 
Notes: Arrangement: Anders Hogstedt  

Sound Samples

A Tribute to Dorsey, Miller and Teagarden (arr. A. Tarrodi and L.E. Gudim)
A Tribute to Jussi Bjorling
Sang till Lotta (arr. for bass trombone and piano): Sang till Lotta (arr. for trombone and piano)
A Night at the Opera
Babes in Arms (arr. P.-O. Ukkonen): Babes in Arms: My Funny Valentine (arr. P.-O. Ukkonen)
A Christian Song (arr. A. Hogstedt)
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) (arr. A. Hogstedt): I. Allegro
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) (arr. A. Hogstedt): II. Largo
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) (arr. A. Hogstedt): III. Danza pastorale: Allegro
Gammal fabodpsalm fran Dalarna (Old Pastoral Hymn from Dalecarlia) (arr. A. Hogstedt)

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