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Concerto for tuba and strings

I. Prolog II. Canzone III. Finale
Composer: Arild Plau
Durata: 18 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Tuba carnival
Year: 1990
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and piano, Tuba and string orchestra
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Concerto for Tuba and Strings was written in 1990; it is in sonata form and comprises three movements – Prologue, Canzone and Finale. The grief-ridden middle movement was composed in memory of the composer’s wife, who had just passed away. Øystein Baadsvik gave the first performance of the concerto in 2001 at a concert in Poland with the Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jan Stanienda. The concerto has later become part of the instrument’s core repertoire and is often found on concert programs around the world.

Sound and video with Baadsvik playing Plau – Concerto for tuba and strings:

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