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Ole Olsen: Symphony No. 1 - Trombone Concerto - Asgaardsreien

Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Lindberg

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"(Olsen's) music is pleasant enough; the Trombone Concerto is a lively vehicle for Lindberg."
- BBC Music Magazine

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Asgardsreien, Op. 10
Ole Olsen; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Lindberg
Trombone Concerto in F Major, Op. 48  
I. Allegro moderato
Ole Olsen; Christian Lindberg; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Rune Halvorsen
II. Molto andante
Ole Olsen; Christian Lindberg; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Rune Halvorsen
III. Allegro moderato
Ole Olsen; Christian Lindberg; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Rune Halvorsen
Symphony No. 1 in G Major, Op. 5  
I. Allegro maestoso
Ole Olsen; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Lindberg
II. Scherzo
Ole Olsen; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Lindberg
III. Andante
Ole Olsen; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Lindberg
IV. Finale. Andante quasi adagio – Allegro assai
Ole Olsen; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Lindberg
Total Playing Time    61:47
"Four Stars ... (the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra is) a fine sounding ensemble with textured strings, luminous woodwinds, tight brass and admirable subtlety across all sections. Lindberg nails the tricky contrasts and nuances ... a worthy revival, very well executed."
- Classic FM

"... these recognizably Norwegian works offer plenty of appealing inspiration ... (Asgaardsreien) is the highlight of the disc. Its 10 minutes pass by in a blur of colour and excitement and its conclusion is thrilling. The Trombone Concerto is so pleasant that you may forget that you are listening to a trombone concerto ... the performances here are excellent: as vivid and vital as the music itself."
- ClassicsToday.com

The colourful music of fascinating composer Ole Olsen is portrayed here in the first recording by what must surely be the northernmost of symphony orchestras, the Arctic Philharmonic. The orchestra’s flamboyant chief conductor, Christian Lindberg, also appears as virtuoso trombone soloist on the world premiere of Olsen’s Concerto for Tenor Trombone and Orchestra, written in 1886. A contemporary of Grieg and Svendsen, Olsen regarded himself as holding third place among Norway’s musical elite.
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