The Royal Norwegian Air Force Band

Battle of Stalingrad

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Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020180465
Catnr: LWC 1045
Release date: 17 May 2013
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Lawo Classics
UPC
7090020180465
Catalogue number
LWC 1045
Release date
17 May 2013
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FROM THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE TO VICTORY IN STALINGRAD
- A VIRTUOSO JOURNEY

With the release of the Royal Norwegian Air Force Band’s new album featuring Russian music for wind instruments, the scene is set for a compelling musical experience. Bearing the title “The Battle of Stalingrad”, the recording offers the listener works of some of the most prominent early Soviet composers from a time when Europe was divided by the Iron Curtain. Even today we can take pleasure in the virtuosity and power of these compositions — classic, immortal works that stir our feelings.

The idea for the recording stems from the band’s hugely popular concert production in Trondheim in the autumn of 2011, and at the Nordland Music Festival 2012, with the Battle of Stalingrad as its theme. Besides lavish works of Glière and Khatchaturian, who seldom have been recorded, the album includes virtuoso pieces of Kabalevsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

The Royal Norwegian Air Force Band, one of five professional bands of the Norwegian Armed Forces, has roots dating back to 1818. While the band’s main venue is “Byscenen” in Trondheim’s city centre, it has distinguished itself nationally with its concerts and special events, and it has received a “Spellemannspris” nomination (Norwegian Grammy).

Leif Arne Pedersen took over as principal conductor in 2011. He is principal clarinet of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and he can be heard on a LAWO Classics release of Mozart and Brahms clarinet quintets
Russische Werke für Blasorchester.

Vom Hummelflug zur „Schlacht in Stalingrad” – eine virtuose Reise mit der Royal Norwegian Air Force Band. Das neue Album dieses Blasorchesters enhält russische Musik, die den Hörer in eine entscheidende Phase der sowjetischen Komponisten versetzt als Europa vom eisernen Vorhang abgetrennt war. Die Virtuosität und Kraft der Kompositionen machte sie zu bedeutenden Werken, die auch heute noch immense Gefühle wecken.

Reinhold Glière: Solemn Ouvertüre op. 72
Nikolai Rimsky-Korssakov: Hummelflug
Aram Khatchaturian: Tänze aus „Armenische Volkslieder und Tänze“, Lezginka aus dem Balett „Gayaneh“, Russischer Polizeimarsch, Usbekischer Marsch und Tanzlied, Schlacht von Leningrad op. 74a
Dmitry Kabalevsky: Galopp aus der Suite „Die Komödianten“ op. 26

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