OLE SCHMIDT (b.1928): Concerto for Trumpet and Trombone, Op. 19 "Pièce Concertante", PER NØRGÅRD (b.1932): It's All His Fancy, That for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano, BENT LORENTZEN (b.1935): Circles for Trombone Solo, BENT SØRENSEN (b.1958): The Bells of Vineta for Trombone Solo, PETER BRUUN (b.1968): Twelve to Remember, Twelve to Come for Trombone and Ensemble.
Catalogue Number: 09J080
Description: Schmidt's is a characteristically energetic and concentrated concertante work in which the soloists' distinctive timbres play off against an ensemble modelled on that of Bartók's Music for SP&C, which also provides some inspiration for the musical material. The Nørgård is whimsical (its titles drawn from Lewis Carroll), but with its constantly shifting tempi and aleatoric elements (as well as electroacoustic effects), it becomes a rather haunting and sometimes surreal examination of musical time as well as an effective entertainment. Lorentzen's work starts with incisive staccato figuration, rhythmically precise, but as the piece progresses more alternative playing techniques are introduced, and the work becomes more theatrical, with multiphonics and voice and breathing effects finally taking over. The Sørensen is slow and meditative, deliberately cultivating strange timbral effects, with voice multiphonics accompanying the playing of the instrument almost throughout. Bruun's piece is lushly consonant, with an almost Hollywoodized Spanish/Eastern flavor, warmly seductive. Kasper Thaarup (trombone), Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet), Katrine Gislinge (piano), Danish Radio Sinfonietta; Giordano Bellincampi.