Arild Plau

Born: 1920
Dead: 2005
Country: Norway

Arild Plau (b.1920) studied the piano at the Oslo Conservatory of Music but, after he had made some progress towards a successful career as a concert pianist, the Second World War broke out; he was imprisoned for eighteen months, and this put an end to his performing career. Instead, he earned a living as a piano teacher at the Conservatory, and at the same time devoted himself to studies of composition and the bassoon. In 1947 he became solo bassoonist of the Norwegian Opera, and he was a founder member of the Oslo Wind Quintet. As a composer he has principally written chamber music in the form of string quartets and brass quintets. His compositional style is characterized by a quest for what is simple and honest, and a desire to allow the interpreter a large amount of interpretative freedom.

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Fnugg Red on Hong Kong "national" TV. Ben Pierce and I was interviewed and played a world premiere of the duet version of Fnugg Red last week. Much fun!
Sheet music available here: http://www.ovationmusic.com/fnuggredeuphoniumandtuba
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Last week’s Asia Tuba Euphonium Festival at the Chinese University of Hong Kong featured around 50 players from Norway, the United States, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan. While they were here, tuba players, Øystein Baadsvik from Norway and Benjamin Pierce from the United States came in to talk to fellow brass musician, Ben Pelletier. ASIA Tuba Euphonium Festival 2017 #ØysteinBaadsvik #BenjaminPierce #Tuba #Euphonium #LowBrass #Multiphonics #LipBeat #Fnugg

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The bell of the tuba fell off (!) while I walked off the stage in Canada yesterday. In front of a horrified audience I chased the bell as it bounced over the stage. I managed to grab it just before it rolled over the stage edge. Incredibly there was no damage to it. Not even a small dent. Solid german quality from Miraphone!
Backstage, my friend Lance Nagel immediately awarded me the No-bell prize 😂
Must remember to tighten those screws next time...
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