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Nibbles

Norwegian Trombone Ensemble

Nibbles

Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020182162
Catnr: LWC 1194
Release date: 06 March 2020
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Label
Lawo Classics
UPC
7090020182162
Catalogue number
LWC 1194
Release date
06 March 2020
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Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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About the album

The Norwegian Trombone Ensemble was formed in 2014 and consists of Audun Breen, Principal Trombone of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Sverre Riise, Petter Winroth, and Clare Farr, the trombone section of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. The four performers have extensive experience as soloists and chamber musicians. They are some of Norway’s most outstanding trombonists and master most genres, from renaissance and baroque to contemporary, jazz and pop.

“In our concerts we attempt to move effortlessly through many different musical styles, performing chamber music for trombones with excellence and a twinkle in the eye. We are aiming to convey the same lighthearted character with this recording and have put together a handful of pieces that we believe display all the fine and varied qualities of the trombone. The pieces cater for all tastes and span over 400 years, from Gabrieli and Beethoven to Bacharach and ABBA. Sit down with your favourite nibbles, relax and enjoy the concert!”
Regards, Clare, Audun, Petter and Sverre

Artist(s)

Norwegian Trombone Ensemble (trombone)

THE NORWEGIAN TROMBONE ENSEMBLE was formed in 2014 and consists of Audun Breen, Sverre Riise, Petter Winroth, and Clare Farr. The four performers have extensive experience as soloists and chamber musicians and are some of Norway’s most outstanding trombonists.
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THE NORWEGIAN TROMBONE ENSEMBLE was formed in 2014 and consists of Audun Breen, Sverre Riise, Petter Winroth, and Clare Farr. The four performers have extensive experience as soloists and chamber musicians and are some of Norway’s most outstanding trombonists.

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Sverre Riise (trombone)

SVERRE RIISE studied with Professor Ingemar Roos at the Norwegian Academy of Music and graduated in 1996 with the highest honours. His previous jobs include Principal Trombone of the Norwegian Opera Orchestra and Co-Principal of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Sverre is currently Principal Trombone of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Oslo Sinfonietta and Ensemble Ernst on several occasions and released his solo album “Snarks in the Kitchen” in 2015. Sverre is Associate Professor of Trombone at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
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SVERRE RIISE studied with Professor Ingemar Roos at the Norwegian Academy of Music and graduated in 1996 with the highest honours. His previous jobs include Principal Trombone of the Norwegian Opera Orchestra and Co-Principal of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Sverre is currently Principal Trombone of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Oslo Sinfonietta and Ensemble Ernst on several occasions and released his solo album “Snarks in the Kitchen” in 2015. Sverre is Associate Professor of Trombone at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

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Audun Breen (trombone)

AUDUN BREEN is Principal Trombone of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and previously worked as Co-Principal of the Gothenburg and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestras. He studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Audun was a participant at the London Symphony Brass Academy in 2012 and was awarded second prize in the Lieksa Brass Week trombone competition in 2015. He has also been the recipient of scholarships from the Dobloug Foundation and from Statkraft.
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AUDUN BREEN is Principal Trombone of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and previously worked as Co-Principal of the Gothenburg and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestras. He studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Audun was a participant at the London Symphony Brass Academy in 2012 and was awarded second prize in the Lieksa Brass Week trombone competition in 2015. He has also been the recipient of scholarships from the Dobloug Foundation and from Statkraft.

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Petter Winroth (trombone)

PETTER WINROTH studied with Professor Ingemar Roos at the Gothenburg Music Academy and graduated in 2004. He won the position of Co-Principal Trombone of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra the same year. Since then he has worked almost continuously in the orchestra with only two interruptions, as Principal Trombone of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Petter is also an exceptional arranger and writes regularly for ensembles and orchestras of all sizes.
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PETTER WINROTH studied with Professor Ingemar Roos at the Gothenburg Music Academy and graduated in 2004. He won the position of Co-Principal Trombone of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra the same year. Since then he has worked almost continuously in the orchestra with only two interruptions, as Principal Trombone of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Petter is also an exceptional arranger and writes regularly for ensembles and orchestras of all sizes.

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Clare Farr (trombone)

CLARE FARR has been Principal Bass Trombone of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra since 2013. After bachelor studies in Stavanger and Manchester, she graduated with a master’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2001. In her subsequent years as a freelance musician she held long-term positions with the Oslo Philharmonic and Norrköping Symphony Orchestras, and regularly worked with many Norwegian and European orchestras and ensembles. Clare is active as a conductor, teacher and adjudicator in the Norwegian brass and wind band community and teaches at the Barratt Due Music Academy.
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CLARE FARR has been Principal Bass Trombone of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra since 2013. After bachelor studies in Stavanger and Manchester, she graduated with a master’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2001. In her subsequent years as a freelance musician she held long-term positions with the Oslo Philharmonic and Norrköping Symphony Orchestras, and regularly worked with many Norwegian and European orchestras and ensembles. Clare is active as a conductor, teacher and adjudicator in the Norwegian brass and wind band community and teaches at the Barratt Due Music Academy.

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Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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Giovanni Gabrieli

Many a man will know the terms 'piano' and 'forte' to describe a soft or loud volume. The Venetian composer Giovanni Gabrieli was the first to ever used these terms in a musical work, around 1600, in his Sonata pian' e forte. Yet, this is not the only accomplishment Gabrieli is known for: he was also one of the first to compose music for multiple choirs, in which a vocal or instrumental ensemble was spread throughout the available space. This especially would have had an impressive effect in the gigantic St Mark's Basilica of Venice.  Due to these innovations, many students, among which Heinrich Schütz, wanted to be taught by Gabrieli. Gabrieli's most seminal work includes his Sacrae symphoniae (1597) and his posthumously...
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Many a man will know the terms 'piano' and 'forte' to describe a soft or loud volume. The Venetian composer Giovanni Gabrieli was the first to ever used these terms in a musical work, around 1600, in his Sonata pian' e forte. Yet, this is not the only accomplishment Gabrieli is known for: he was also one of the first to compose music for multiple choirs, in which a vocal or instrumental ensemble was spread throughout the available space. This especially would have had an impressive effect in the gigantic St Mark's Basilica of Venice. Due to these innovations, many students, among which Heinrich Schütz, wanted to be taught by Gabrieli. Gabrieli's most seminal work includes his Sacrae symphoniae (1597) and his posthumously published Canzoni et sonate (1615).


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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with impressionist music, though Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed. Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of non-traditional tonalities. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant Among his most famous works are his Clair de Lune, his Three Nocturnes...
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Claude Debussy was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with impressionist music, though Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.
Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of non-traditional tonalities. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant Among his most famous works are his Clair de Lune, his Three Nocturnes and his orchestral piece La Mer.


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Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (14 March 1681 – 25 June 1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. He held important positions in Leipzig, Sorau, Eisenach, and Frankfurt before settling in Hamburg in 1721, where he became musical director of the city's five main churches. While Telemann's career prospered, his personal life was always troubled: his first wife died only a few months after their marriage, and his second wife had extramarital affairs and accumulated a large gambling debt before leaving Telemann. Telemann was one of the most prolific composers in history (at least in terms of surviving oeuvre) and was considered by his contemporaries to be...
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Georg Philipp Telemann (14 March 1681 – 25 June 1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. He held important positions in Leipzig, Sorau, Eisenach, and Frankfurt before settling in Hamburg in 1721, where he became musical director of the city's five main churches. While Telemann's career prospered, his personal life was always troubled: his first wife died only a few months after their marriage, and his second wife had extramarital affairs and accumulated a large gambling debt before leaving Telemann.
Telemann was one of the most prolific composers in history (at least in terms of surviving oeuvre) and was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the leading German composers of the time—he was compared favorably both to his friend Johann Sebastian Bach, who made Telemann the godfather and namesake of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, and to George Frideric Handel, whom Telemann also knew personally. Telemann's music incorporates several national styles (French, Italian) and is even at times influenced by Polish popular music. He remained at the forefront of all new musical tendencies and his music is an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles.

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin was an American composer, who is mostly known due to his combinations of classical and popular music genres. George Gershwin grew up in a poor neighbourhood in New York. His parents were Russian immigrants who had trouble making ends meet. They did, however, decide to purchase an old piano so Ira Gershwin could study to become a musician. Yet, it turned out not Ira, but his younger brother George showed remarkable talent. Ira applied himself to writing song lyrics and together the Gershwin brothers became absolute greats in the world of 20th century musicals. Nowadays, George's compositions are still relevant, as is evidenced by the many performances of his Rhapsody in Blue from 1924. But the best example is the ageless Summtertime,...
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George Gershwin was an American composer, who is mostly known due to his combinations of classical and popular music genres.

George Gershwin grew up in a poor neighbourhood in New York. His parents were Russian immigrants who had trouble making ends meet. They did, however, decide to purchase an old piano so Ira Gershwin could study to become a musician. Yet, it turned out not Ira, but his younger brother George showed remarkable talent. Ira applied himself to writing song lyrics and together the Gershwin brothers became absolute greats in the world of 20th century musicals. Nowadays, George's compositions are still relevant, as is evidenced by the many performances of his Rhapsody in Blue from 1924. But the best example is the ageless Summtertime, which has been covered a countless number of times by a countless number of artists.


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Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies. Bruckner was greatly admired by subsequent composers including his friend Gustav Mahler, who described him as 'half simpleton, half God'. Coming from a small farmer's village, Bruckner started his music education early, which he continued for a long time. Due to a mix of insecurity and eagerness to learn, Bruckner rushed from one study into another and he showed himself as a fanatic, but also remarkably talented,...
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Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies. Bruckner was greatly admired by subsequent composers including his friend Gustav Mahler, who described him as "half simpleton, half God".

Coming from a small farmer's village, Bruckner started his music education early, which he continued for a long time. Due to a mix of insecurity and eagerness to learn, Bruckner rushed from one study into another and he showed himself as a fanatic, but also remarkably talented, student. He started composing at an early age, but he considered everything before his 39th as mere practice. Bruckner never became a stable composer and relied on in short phases of creative energy. After these phases, he would spend ages revising his work. In particular his symphonies received countless revisions and new editions, which was also due to his insecurity, he was quite sensitive to criticism.

The premier of his Third Symphony was a disaster: a large part of the audience left the concert hall and a devastating review appeared afterwards. Luckily, appreciation for his work grew and at the time of his death, even the great Brahms attended his funeral.


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01.
Concerto à 4: I. Adagio
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(Georg Philipp Telemann) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Concerto à 4: II. Allegro
01:33
(Georg Philipp Telemann) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Concerto à 4: III. Grave
02:13
(Georg Philipp Telemann) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Concerto à 4: IV. Allegro
01:27
(Georg Philipp Telemann) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Alfie
02:57
(Burt Bacharach) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Trois Chansons: I. Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder!
02:21
(Claude Debussy) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Trois Chansons: II. Quand j'ay ouy le tabourin
01:51
(Claude Debussy) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Trois Chansons: III. Yver, vous n'estes qu'un vilain
01:48
(Claude Debussy) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Drei Equali: I. Andante
02:11
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Drei Equali: II. Poco adagio
01:39
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Drei Equali: III. Poco sostenuto
00:58
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
12.
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
02:34
(George Gershwin) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
13.
Sonata
04:38
(Giovanni Gabrieli) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
14.
No More Blues
03:54
(Antonio Carlos Jobim) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
15.
Canzon
02:58
(Samuel Scheidt) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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Emigrantvisa
05:18
(Trad.) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
17.
Locus iste
03:06
(Anton Bruckner) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
18.
Money, Money, Money
03:14
(Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
19.
The Nibbler
00:44
(Tommy Pederson) Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
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