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Panda in Love

I. Panda Searching For Something He Cannot Find II. Lion Cub (Cadenza) III. Panda in Love IV. Panda in Protest – Goes to Tiananmen Square V. Speech of the Panda VI. Panda Climbing up the Hill— Into a World of Freedom
Composer: Christian Lindberg
Durata: 20 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Baadsvik plays tuba concertos
Year: 2010
Detailed instrumentation: 2222/2200/timp, strings
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and Chamber Orchestra

About Panda in Love Lindberg says: ‘In terms of structure and form, Panda in Love for tuba and orchestra is similar to my flute concerto The World of Montuagretta. While composing these two works I was inspired by mental images as well as personal experiences, but neither of them could be labelled as out-and-out programme music. The movement titles are brief descriptions of my mental images and should need no explanation, but will, I hope, trigger the imagination of the listener… Just like a dream cannot be fully expressed in words, the work would only suffer from any attempt to ‘explain’ it further. Suffice it to say that Panda in Love is first and foremost a virtuosic tuba concerto, composed for the great tuba player and my good friend Øystein Baadsvik.’

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