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Release Date: 7/2/2021
Label: BIS
Catalog Number: BIS-2379
Composer: Britta Byström, Eduard Tubin, Jesper Nordin...
Conductor: James Gaffigan, Simon Crawford-Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 74 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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.

Works on This Recording
1. Four Walks: A Walk to Schubert by Britta Byström
Performer: Malin Broman (Viola), Rick Stotijn (Double Bass)
Written: 2018 ;
2. Double Bass Concerto by Eduard Tubin
Performer: Rick Stotijn (Double Bass)
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1948 ;
3. Infinite Rooms by Britta Byström
Performer: Malin Broman (Viola), Malin Broman (Violin), Rick Stotijn (Double Bass)
Conductor: Simon Crawford-Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble: Västerås Sinfonietta
Written: 2016 ;
4. Piano Trio by Jesper Nordin
Performer: Malin Broman (Violin), Rick Stotijn (Double Bass), Simon Crawford-Phillips (Piano)
Written: 2009 ;
5. In memoriam (arr. R. Stotijn for double bass) by Carin Malmlöf-Forssling
Performer: Rick Stotijn (Double Bass)
Written: 1999 ;
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