OLE OLSEN (1850-1927): Symphony No. 1 in G, Op. 5, Trombone Concerto in F, Op. 48, Asgaardsreien, Op. 10.
Catalogue Number: 06M007
Description: Who'd have thought we'd have two recordings of this symphony in 16 months? See 03L001 for the complete blurb for the symphony, a piece with that indefinable "Nordic" sound which only has one actual Norwegian folk tune in it. The kinetic Asgaardsreien was also on that disc, leaving space here for the World Premiere Recording of the 1886 trombone concerto (not an instrument one immediately associates with Scandinavian Romantic composers). A brief, highly virtuosic 14-minute work in three movements, it was written for the valve trombone and was issued in a horn version whose 1905 concert performance was the last heard of this piece until last year when it was performed on the slide trombone. Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Lindberg (trombone), Rune A. Halvorsen (conductor - concerto).