Christian Lindberg: Orchestral Works Antwerp Symphony Orchestra & Christian Lindberg
- Christian Lindberg (b. 1958): Lindberg: The Waves of Wollongong:
- 1Lindberg: The Waves of Wollongong: Beginning03:08
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- 6Lindberg: The Waves of Wollongong: Bar 33002:54
- 7Lindberg: The Waves of Wollongong: Bar 40502:42
- 8Lindberg: The Waves of Wollongong: Bar 46702:18
- Lindberg: Liverpool Lullabies:Lindberg: Liverpool Lullabies:
- 9Lindberg: Liverpool Lullabies: Beginning01:45
- 10Lindberg: Liverpool Lullabies: Bar 2503:26
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- 13Lindberg: Liverpool Lullabies: Bar 16903:06
- 14Lindberg: Liverpool Lullabies: Bar 24302:39
- 15Lindberg: Liverpool Lullabies: Bar 35502:14
- Lindberg: 2017:
- 16Lindberg: 2017: I. The World Upside Down01:54
- 17Lindberg: 2017: II. Lonely Creatures00:56
- 18Lindberg: 2017: III. Fake News08:13
- 19Lindberg: 2017: IV. Inner Soul04:31
- 20Lindberg: 2017: V. The Bragger03:33
- 21Lindberg: 2017: VI. Reflection05:01
- 22Lindberg: 2017: VII. Train from Hell09:00
Info zu Christian Lindberg: Orchestral Works
As a performer and conductor, Christian Lindberg has a rare ability to electrify an audience, and as reviewers attest, the same applies to his compositions. Released in 2018, his viola concerto Steppenwolf was described as ‘one of those rare contemporary works that captures the attention from the first notes’ (Fanfare) while the five-star review in BBC Music Magazine spoke of ‘thrilling orchestral storytelling’ and ‘glorious musical cavalcades’. The present album offers further opportunity to acquaint oneself with the unstoppable energy of Lindberg in all of his three incarnations. The closing work, 2017, is described by Lindberg as his testimony about a year when the world changed, as a result of the US presidential election. Starting work on it on 1stJanuary he followed the news in the media and let it feed his creative process throughout the course of the year. The opening work was commissioned for the nine trombones of The New Trombone Collective, and inspired by the spectacle of great waves rolling in at the beach in Wollongong, Australia. Framed by these two is Liverpool Lullabies, a concertante work for percussion and trombone which Lindberg composed with Evelyn Glennie and himself in mind. They are also the soloists on this recording, supported by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra which also shines in the other two works.
Evelyn Glennie, percussion
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Christian Lindberg, trombone, direction
The Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
is the symphony orchestra of Flanders and is based in the new Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp. Under the baton of Chief Conductor Elim Chan (from the 2019-2020 season) and Principal Guest Conductor Philippe Herreweghe the orchestra wants to move and inspire a large and diverse audience through top-level concert experiences.
Thanks to its own series of concerts in large venues, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra occupies a unique position in Flanders. The Antwerp Symphony Orchestra has also been a guest of some major foreign concert halls: the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Suntory Hall and the Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, the Philharmonie of Cologne and Munich, the Palace of Art in Budapest and the National Grand Theatre of Beijing. International concert tours through Europe and Asia are a constant item on the yearly calendar.
Alongside its regular concerts, the orchestra attaches great value to developing educational and social projects, offering children, youngsters, and people with different social backgrounds the opportunity to get acquainted with the symphony orchestra from close quarters.
The Antwerp Symphony Orchestra collaborates with major classical music labels and several of the orchestra's CDs received acclaim by the professional press. The orchestra also curates its own label, focusing on the main orchestral repertoire, Belgian composers and contemporary music.
Lindberg’s achievements for the trombone can only be compared with those of Paganini for the violin or Liszt for the piano.
Having premièred over 300 works for the trombone(over 90 major concertos) recorded over 70 solo CDs, having an international solo competition created in his name, been voted brass player of the 20th century side by side with Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong, Christian Lindberg is today nothing less than a living legend.
On top of his unrivalled carrier as a trombonist Lindberg has now also embarked on a highly successful conducting carrier, and the near future include major conducting engagements in Musikverein, Suntory Hall, at Beethovenfest, in Salzburg Festspielhaus, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, and National Centre for the Performing Arts(The Giant Egg) in Beijing with orchestras such as Nippon Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Irish National Philharmonic and Ulster Orchestra, to name a few.
In 2009 Lindberg signed contract as principal conductor with his third orchestra, The Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra(the two previous ones being Nordic Chamber Orchestra 2004-2011 and Swedish Wind Ensemble 2005-2012) . Since then he has prolonged his contract twice and their collaboration runs for the moment up to 2017 including major recording projects on BIS (Tchaikovsky Symphonies no 4-6 among other things), a major tour throughout Japan and performances at Beethovenfest, Musikverein and Salzburg Festspielhaus.
Alongside his activities as principal conductor Lindberg has major conducting collaborations with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (performing and recording all the symphonies by Allan Pettersson), Royal Flemish Philharmonic(a major project performing and recording music by Stenhammar) The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (a second major conducting residency in 2016), Nürnberger Symphoniker (different projects including music by Lindberg himself, Allan Pettersson, Grieg, Högberg, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven) The Swedish Chamber Orchestra (music by Lindberg, Schubert, Ginastera, Bizet and Andrea Tarrodi) Ulster Orchestra (music by Lindberg, Dvorak, Nielsen, Grieg and Sibelius), Irish National Orchestra (music by Tchaikovsky, Lindberg, Sibelius, and Sandström) and Taipei Symphony Orchestra (Bernstein, Lindberg, Tchaikovsky and Pettersson.
Lindberg also conducts orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Verdi Orchestra Milano, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra , Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, Extremadura Orchestra, Umeå Symphony Orchestra, Tiroler Symphonieorchester, Het Noord Nederland Orkest, Het Gelders Orkest, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Orchestra, Jenaer Philharmonie, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Euscadi Orchestra, Maggio Fiorentino, Haydn Orchestra Bolzano, Northern Sinfonia, Helsinki Philharmonics, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Cape Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Opera Orchestra, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Württembergische Philharmonie, and Teneriffe Symphony Orchestra to name a few.
A a composer Lindberg has been completely busy with commissions since he wrote his first composition Arabenne for Trombone and Strings in 1997-98 as a pure experiment. Orchestras around the world has been qeueing up, and he has composed over 50 works on commission from, among others, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Hessische Rundfunk, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Verdi Orchestra Milano, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists, Sion Musik Festival, Nordland Musikfestuke, Vertavo Quartet, Vib´bone Duo, Sergio Carolino and the Wild Gang, Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Bones Apart, Anders Wall Foundation, Hardanger International Musik Festival and Share Music Sweden.
Future commissions include a trombone concerto for the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, a 30 minute long orchestra piece commissioned by Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, a trumpet concerto commissioned by Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Västerås Sinfonietta and a concerto for Evelyn Glennie, Christian Lindberg and orchestra commissioned by the Cheltenham Festival.
His own philosophy regarding his work as a composer is simple: I do not write in any style whatsoever! I purely listen to what my brain and soul tells me, and what I hear I simply put down on paper. To say anything more about my work would be pretentious nonsense.