TORBJÖRN IWAN LUNDQUIST (b.1920): Landscape for Tuba and Strings (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Stig Westerberg), BO NILSSON (b.1937): Bass for Tuba and Percussion (Björn Liljequist [percussion]), JULIUS JACOBSEN (1915-1990): Tuba buffo for Tuba and Orchestra (Malmö Symphony Orchestra; Gunnar Stern), CHRISTER DANIELSSON (1942-1989): Capriccio da camera for Brass Ensemble (Stockholm Philharmonic Brass Ensemble), RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Tuba Concerto (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Leif Segerstam).
Catalogue Number: 05L121
Reference: CAP 21493
Description: Lundquist wanted to demonstrate in his piece that the tuba has great expressive and melodic capabilities, and does so in a strikingly atmospheric portrayal of an unspoilt rugged coastal terrain. Sibelian gestures in the strings underpin a lyrical solo line. The Danielsson is a delightfully sprightly divertimento, tuneful and entertaining. Nilsson's Bass employs the sonorities of Chinese and Thai gongs, spatially presented as the exotic background to a tuba soliloquy, somber and lively by turns, with some electronic manipulation of the sounds. The Jacobsen is a lively and appealing light concerto, entirely tonal, and a good companion-piece to the relatively well-known Vaughan Williams. Michael Lind (tuba). Original 1995 release.