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Lindberg´s music had plenty of colours and spunk...the lamentation of Lindberg´s score was memorable indeed.
The London Times

Not since the Vaughan-Williams´ tuba concerto has there been such beautiful melodic writing for a brass instrument
Chicago Sun Times

Lindberg underscored his credentials as a serious conductor with a barnstorming account of Sibelius´s Second Symphony...
The Guardian, London

You could stick a kazoo in his hands,
and he’d sell the concert hall out

The New York Times

Lindberg as a conductor was a tremendous experience. Nothing is left to chance in his hands.
Review German conducting dèbut Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie

He led a performance of Sibelius´ Second Symphony
that I never expect to hear bested

US conducting debut, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra

…totally in harmony with Tchaikovsky´s own intention with neither excesses nor understatements, but with the passion always present.
Dagens Nyheter

Successful with restrained force, earnestness and psychological calculus, a masterful performance by the highly ambitious conductor Lindberg.
Südwestpresse, Stuttgart

Lindberg is an accomplished composer and the
Concerto was the highlight of the evening

World Premiére Tuba Concerto

He gives classical music a completely new face.
With the lightness of a ballet dancer he created a light,
crisp and fresh interpretation.

Conducting Debut Lahti Symphony Orchestra

The next time this marvel is in town, don´t stay away
The London Times

...a force of nature. His energy and enthusiasm are unrivaled and he understands how to establish an instant connection with an orchestra.
Hans Verbugt, Royal Flemish Philharmonic

His body language is part of his success…the car industry in Scandinavia might be in crisis, but when it comes to music can only say: Respect Old Swede!
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100 Trombone Concertos

DID YOU REALLY THINK THERE WAS ONE HUNDRED ORIGINAL CONCERTOS FOR TROMBONE?? WELL...THERE ARE IN FACT OVER A THOUSAND!! THESE ARE JUST CHRISTIAN LINDBERGS 100 FAVOURITE CONCERTOS. The 35 first are listed in the order of how many times Lindberg has performed them with Symphony Orchestra, and the remaining 65 are listed A-Z. Lindberg has played A Motorbike Odyssey in its different versions 653 times up to date(July 2007) which is more than any other contemporary concerto has been played on any instrument.


1 Jan Sandstrom A Motorbike Odyssey (1989-2002)

In 1986 Christian Lindberg and Jan Sandstrom met for the first time in Iceland, and this meeting proved to become a very important moment in the history of the trombone. No other concerto than "A Motorbike Odyssey" has had a bigger impact on the classical music scene in the whole 1990s.
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2 Leopold Mozart Concerto for Alto Trombone (1756)

Leopold Mozart concerto is the first trombone in history written 1756. It is the second most popular piece in Christians repertoire with 456 performances.
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3 Ferdinand David Concertino for Trombone Op 4 (1837)

Mendelssohn conducted premired the beautiful concerto by Ferdinand David in 1837 (David later premired the famous violine concerto by Mendelssohn). The piece was a huge success and was played all over Europe in the 19th century, but the whole orchestral material was lost after a performance 1922 in Cincinati under Fritz Reiner. Lindberg has reconstructed the score from an existing piano reduction of the piece.(375 Lindberg performances)
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4 Michael Haydn Concerto (1764)

Michael Haydns stunning concerto from 1764 was long forgotten, and the front page of the original has no title at all. Josephs younger brother was an alcoholic, but Mozart ranked him even higher than his brother as a composer! Lindberg has played this piece 212 times.
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5 Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto

Written in 1878 this concerto has become one of the most frequently played concertos ever. Lindberg has performed it 176 times with orchestras all over the world including for instance Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
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6 Christian Lindberg Mandrake in the Corner

Lindberg wrote this piece just as his third composition ever, and was surpriced himself over the instant standing ovation at the premiree. It has been performed by many other trombonists already, and Lindberg has since its premire performed it 146 times
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7 Christian Lindberg Arabenne

Arabenne was Christian Lindbergs first commission, and it created a ground for his rapidly growing reputation as composer. He still performs it regularly and has up until now(july 2007) performed it 139 times.
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8 J G Albrechtsberger Concerto

Beethovens teacher wrote this piece for the virtuoso Roman Korner, or perhaps, as one believes today, for the more famous Thomas Gschlatt. Lindberg has played it 135 times.
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9 Jan Sandstrom Cantos de la Mancha

Sandstrms follow up of the Motorbike concerto was as successful, and the Independent wrote the following headline on the review: "Forget Richard Strauss. This is the one!" Lindberg performances: 113.
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10 Jan Sandstrom Don Quixote

Sandstroms second trombone concerto Don Quixote was as successful as A Motorbike Odyssey. He uses Lindberg this time as an anti hero rather that the macho hero he represented in A Motorbike Odyssey. The World Premiere in 1994(Lule, Sweden recieved a standing ovation, 7 curtain calls and stunning reviews poth from the local press and from all the big Stockholm news papers.
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11 Darius Milhaud Concertino dHiver

A classic for trombone written in 1953 on the ferry from Europe to America. A piece full of jazz elements, but also french nostalgia.
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12 Luciano Berio SOLO

Lindberg and Berio worked together in Salzburg Festspiele for 2 months on this piece, while Lindberg was playing the part of Abulafia in Berios last opera Chronaca del Luogo. Lindberg has played in with most major orchestras in the world, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.
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13 Toru Takemitsu Fantasma/Cantos II

Takemitsu and Lindberg became close friends through this stunningly beautiful piece for trombone and orchestra. Lindberg has played it all over the world, including on a major European tou with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin.
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14 Frank Martin Ballade

A trombone classic written before the time of Lindberg. In 1940 Martin wrote this piece for the Geneva international solo competition
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15 L E Larsson Concertino

Lars-Erik Larssons Concertino for Trombone and Strings from 1955 has been one of the most frequently played pieces for trombone, partly because of its idiomatic use of both the trombone and the string orchestra. It is a melodic and youful piece in a neoclassical style.
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16 Arvo Part Fratres

Lindberg and Part collaborated in the 1990:s over a period of three years where Part wrote several pieces for trombone. The most successful of them is the virtuosic version of variations over his piece Fratres.
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17 Christian Lindberg Mandrake in the Corner for 2 Trombones and Orchestra

Lindbergs piece Mandrake in the corner was such a success that he was asked to do a version for two trombones and orchestra. This version was premiered in Madrid with the RTVE orchestra and broadcasted several times in Spanish television. It has also been played by several other trombonists, and in 07-08 season it will be performed with the Gulbenkian Orchestra under the baton of Lawrence Foster. Soloists will be Ricardo Casero and Valteri Malminviirta.
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18 Alexander Guilmant Morceau Symphonique

Alexander Guilmant was in his lifetime regarded as one of the most important composers in Europe. When he died in 1911 his reputation was even greater than Mahlers. His Morceau Symphonique was originally written for trombone and piano, but has been orchestrated for symphony orchestra by Christian Lindberg.
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19 Alfred Schnittke Dialogue

Schnittke and Lindberg became great friends while working together on this piece for trombone. The piece was premiered in 1991 in the Stockholm Concerthouse during the Schnittke festival togethe with the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchesra.
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20 Christian Lindberg Helikon Wasp for Conducting Trombonist and Orchestra

Helikon Wasp has created sensation and stunning reviews worldwide, a piece where Christian Lindberg show off everything that he can do: In this piece composed by himself(text also by Lindberg), he conducts, sing, play and narrate.
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21 Launy Grondahl Concerto

The chief conductor of the Danish Radio Orchestra in the 1920:s Launy Grondahl was a very gifted and talented composer. His late romantic concerto for trombone and orchestra has become a classic, in fact it is, by many, seen as the greatest romantic concerto written for the trombone ever.
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22 Christian Lindberg Behac Munroh, Concerto for Trumpet Trombone and Orchestra

This piece was a commission from the Sion Festival, Switzerland, where Lindberg was artistic director in 2002. The piece has extremely virtuosic parts and has been subject for a short documentary on Arte France, made toghet with the Verdi Orchestra of Milan, Italy.
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23 Georg Christoph Wagenseil Trombone Concerto

This piece by Wagenseil from around 1770 was believed originally to be the first trombone concerto in history. It is not 100 percent proven that this piece is written by Wagenseil, but it most certainly is. After this piece was found in the 1960s many other trombone concertos has been discovered, pieces written before this concerto, so it is no longer considered to be the first.
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24 Mark Anthony Turnage Another Set To

Mark Anthony Turnage had for a long time been one of Lindbergs favourite composer, when a message came from the BBC Symphony Orchestra that they were about to commission a piece from Mark for Lindberg, for their 75th anniversary concert at the Barbican Center in London. Lindberg was of course thrilled, and accepted the invitation immediately
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25 Iannis Xenakis Troorkh

Iannis Xenakis has pssibly written the most demanding concerto ever . The piece recieved its world premiere during the Stockholm New Music festival in 1993, and was a result of a long collaboration between Lindberg and Xenakis starting already in 1985.
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26 Folke Rabe All the lonely people

Folke Rabe was the first ever to dedicate a piece to Christian Lindberg, the solo piece Basta. All the Lonely People was a result of a long friendship, and is a beautiful tribute to the Beatles wonderful song Eleanor Rigby.
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27 Kalevi Aho: Sinfonia Concertante

Kalevi Aho approached Lindberg after his performance of Hillborg trombone concerto in the Helsinki Festival. Aho was particularly interested in Lindbergs wide range of expressions and his virtuosity, and wrote this piece based on the past the present and the future. Osmo Vanska and Christian Lindberg has performed it together throughout the world in Concertgebouw, at the London Proms, with National Symphony in Washington, and in 2008 it is time for the Japanese premiere with the Tokyo Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra.
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28 Mark Anthony Turnage Yet Another Set To

A long collaboration and a great friendship has resulted in this highly successful concerto for trombone by Great Britains Bad boy of music Mark Anthony Turnage. Turnage is now conmposer in residence with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and he is definitely one of the most exciting composers of the 21st century.
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29 Fredrik Hogberg The Return of Kit Bones

Hogberg and Lindberg has taken it to the far end in this highly entertainging but yet substantial theatrical concerto for trombone and orchestra.
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30 Henri Tomasi Concerto

Henri Tomasi trombone Concerto was the piece that Christian played on his debut concert with the Swedish Radio Orchestra. Dagens Nyheter s critic Leif Aare wrote about the performance: "Nothing can stand in the way of this direct musical expression"
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31 Derek Bourgeouis Concerto

A highly entertaining piece of music that Lindberg premiered at the international trombone festival in Eton 1989. Lindberg has recorded the piece three times.
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32 Nino Rota Concerto

Nino Rota, the famous film music composer wrote a beautifully entertaining concerto in the style of a traditional concerto. The second movement was sent on Swedish Television on for many years at 12 oclock on new years eve, with Christian Lindberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Swedish Radio Orchestra.
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33 Kazimierz Serocki Concerto

Kazimierz Serocki wrote four major works for trombone, and this concerto was the biggest of these works. Written for the polish trombonist Julius Pietrakovich, this piece was premiered in 1953 with the Warsaw Philharmonic under Witold Rovicky. In 1988 Lindberg actually got the chance to play the piece with Rovicky and his Warsaw Philharmonic, a concert from which Lindberg has intriguing memories.
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34 Jan Sandstrom Wahlberg Variations

Another highly entertaining piece from the unique collaboration between Jan Sandstrom and Christian Lindberg. World premiere was in Queen Elisabeth Hall, London 1995 with Christian Lindberg and the Nash Ensemble.
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35 Gunther Schuller Eine Kleine Posaunemusik

Gunther Schullers concerto for trombone has already become a classic in the trombone repertoire. Influenced by jazz players like the trombonist Lawrence Brown, this piece has some wonderful jazzy colours, and is a great virtuosic piece fro the trombone
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36 Sven Ahlin Narratives for trombone and Orchestra

Dedicated to Christian Lindberg and premiered by Christian Lindberg and Jnkping Sinfonietta
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37 Alexander Arutiunjan: Trombone Concerto

Alexander Arutiunjan has become famous for his wonderful trumpet concerto, and not long ago he also wrote a trombone concerto.
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38 Gregor Ashinian: Trombone Concerto

The Malmo trombonist Roger Lindberg informed Christian Lindberg about this wonderful trombone concerto in the style of Prokofiev
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39 Ernest Bloch Symphony for Trombone

This concerto was commissioned by the american trombonist David Schuman and written 1954. It is a rather serious work exploring the sacred sound of the trombone, and at places imitating the Jewish instrument Shofar.
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40 Philip Bracanin: Trombone Concerto

The Australian composer Bracanin wrote his Trombone Concerto in 1976 for Ian Hankey. It was a set work for the 1988 International Trombone Competition held in Brisbane, and was won by Warwick Tyrrell who subsequently recorded it for the ABC Classics label with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 1990.
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41 Jacques Casterede: Concertino for Trumpet Trombone and Chamber Orchestra

Jacques Castered wrote iriginally a very successful sonata for trombone and piano. This piece was later done by the composer for trumpet trombone and chamber orchestra
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42 Carlos Chavez: Concerto

Carlos Chavez, one of Mexicos most prominent composer ever wrote this concerto for Per Brevig at the end of his life. It is considered one of his greatest pieces, with its powerpul ending. Lindberg recorded it with the BBC Welsh orchestra, and remember with pleacusre his performance of it in the prestigeous Cervaitino Festival, Mexico, the beginning of the 90s.
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43 Paul Creston Fantasy

Paul Creston Fantasy is a Gershwin-like and very virtuosic concerto for trombone and orchestra written in the end of the 1940s. Lindberg has played it throughout the world with major orchestras: In Japan, USA and Europe, and recorded it for BIS with Malmo Symphony Orchestra
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44 Liel Creswell Kaea

This piece was commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and dedicated to Christian Lindberg. It received stunning reviews at the premiere in Edinburgh.
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45 Marius Constant Concerto Gli Elimenti

Marius Constant, one of the most important contemporary french composer wrote this concerto for a competition. the piece describes the four elements Air, Water, Fire and Earth.
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46 Pascal Dusapin Watt

I heard Pascal Dusapin Watt in Las Vegas with the Nevada Symphony Orchestra in 1995. It has some very interesting and attractive modern trombone techniques included, and a very exciting orchestra part
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47 Hans Eklund: Concerto

Hans Eklund, one of Swedens most prominent composers wrote this concerto in 1972. The piece is in a neoclassical style, very well orchestrated, and well written for the trombone.
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48 Anders Eliasson Concerto

Anders Eliassons trombone concerto is one of the most poetic and powerful concerto ever written for the trombone. Lindberg premiered it with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra and it received stunning reviews at the premiere.
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49 Donald Erb Concerto

Donald Erbs concerto for trombone has an exciting orchestration and a very interesting solopart. Towards the end of the concerto are some very beautiful multiphonics, which makes it particularly exciting to listen to.
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50 Ferrer Ferran: Trombone Concerto

For the finale round of Christian Lindberg International Solo Competition Spanish composer Ferrer Ferran has been asked to write a trombone concerto. The premiere of the piece will take place in Stockholm with Lindberg as conductor and Frederic Belli , winner of the first CL International Solo Competition, as soloist.
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51 Gunnar de Frumerie Concerto

de Frumerie and Lindberg collaborated during Frumeries last years on a piece that has made a big impact on the trombonerepertoire...
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52 Edward Gregson: Trombone Concerto

This concerto was commissioned by the Bedfordshire Education Service (with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain) specially for Michael Hext, who won the inaugural BBC Television Young Musician of the Year competition in 1978. It was first performed in 1979 at the Royal College of Music by Michael Hext, with the Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Michael Rose.
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53 Peter Gullin Concerto

Peter Gullin, son of the famous jazz saxophonist Lars Gullin, wrote this trombone concerto for Christian Lindberg in 1987. It has a very special language, a mixure between jazz and classical, a concerto slightly reminding of Herni Tomasi.
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54 Jennifer Higdon Trombone Concerto

Jennifer Higdons trombone concerto is a wonderful new addition to the repertoire. Premiered some years ago it has already shown potential of becoming a repertorie piece for trombone.
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55 Anders Hillborg Strange Dances and Singing Water

Anders Hillborgs Concerto for trombone was written for and dedicated to Christian Lindberg in 1992-93. The composition process was followed by Arte in a documentary. The piece is powerful, virtuosic and with an exciting orchestration.
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56 Vagn Holmboe Concerto

The Danish composer Vagn Holmboe wrote a wonderful trombone concerto in neoclassical style. Lindberg played this with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, and recorded it in 2001 for BIS
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57 Gustav Holst Suite Concertante

Gustav Holst was a trombonist himself but wrote only this piece, and a duo for trombone and doublebass for trombone. It is a piece based on melodic lines rather than virtuosity.
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58 Egil Hovland Concerto

The Norwegian composer Egil Hovland has written a real workout concerto for the trombone. Written for Per Brevig this piece has been played often in Scandinavia, and Lindberg has also brought it to Asia, among others with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
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59 Elgar Howarth Trombone Concerto

Elgar Howarth wrote this piece when he was around 23 years old for his brother, an amateur trombonist. Christian Lindberg has played it several times over the years and recorded it for BIS with the BBC Welsh Orchestra. Howarth has a strong musical voice that comes through brilliantly in this piece, and the piece has both dark sides, beautiful melodic lines and virtuosic passages.
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60 Gordon Jacob: Concerto

The trombone concerto by Gordon Jacob was written for Denis Wick and was his showpiece over the years. The piece has beautiful moments of joy and glory, a very melodic second movement and ends with a lively finale and a cadenza going up to high F.
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61 Christian Jost Diaes Irae

Christian Jost concerto Deaes Irae is a piece full of great moments for the trombone as well as for the orchestra
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62 Axel Jorgensen Suite

A beautiful romantic piece for trombone and orchestra written in 1924. Lindberg played it first time in 1984 with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, and have recorded it with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
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63 Mats Larsson-Gothe: Concerto

This concerto was written for Christian Lindberg and is a piece consisting of long beautiful lines and great virtuosic writing for the trombone. Larsson-Gothe is a wonderful orchestrator and one of Swedens most interesting young upcoming composers today
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64 Christian Lindberg ASA for trb and e-violine

Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra for the IBM-Adventurous tour september 2007. ASA is inspired by the religon of the Vikings....
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65 Christian Lindberg: Chickabone Checkout

The commission I got from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra I decided to dedicate to my dear friend Charlie Vernon, But at the same time the piece is a tribute to the city Chicago...
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66 Christian Lindberg Kundraan for Trb and Str

This piece is an commission from the Trondheim Soloists and will be premiered in April 2008
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67 Lindberg/Sandstrom A Scottish Play

Commissioned by the Northland Festival in Scotland this is a real theatre showpiece for a conducting and acting trombonist. Lindberg performed this at his conducting debut with the Northern Sinfonia, a piece that is based on the play Macbeth.
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68 Par Lindgren: Islands

This beautiful concerto is based on impressions from the Stockholm Archipelago and has long singing lines in the trombone. Par Lindgren is currently professor of composition at the Royal Stockholm Academy of Music.
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Askell Masson Concerto

The islandic composer Askell Masson wrote this concerto for Christian Lindberg in 1989 but later revised it in 1995. It is a real showpiece for the trombone with lots of contemporary techniques and with a wide range of colours and dynamics.
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70 Rolf Martinsson Concerto

This concerto was commissioned by the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and premiered in April 2005 by Christian Lindberg, and conducted by Alan Gilbert. It received stunning reviews, and Lindberg also brought it to Musikverein in Vienna 2007 where it had equally great success.
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Johan de Meir Concerto

In Rotterdams de Doelen Lindberg played this highly virtuosic concerto to an enthusiastic audience. The concert was recorded live and is out on the CD market.
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72 Meyer Concertino

A 19th century concertino written for the virtuoso trombonist Carl Traugott Queisser. It is similar in style to the David concerto, but lighter and has a more entertaining character
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73 Dominique Muldowney: Piccolo Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

Lindberg premiered this shorter version of the original Muldowney concerto with the Swedish Radio Orchestra in 2001. The piece is inspired by the great comedian Tony Hancock.
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74 Dominique Muldowney Concerto

Commissioned by the BBC this concerto was dedicated to Christian Lindberg and premiered at the BBC proms in 1996. Th piece is inspired by the great comedian Tony Hancock
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75 Miklos Maros Concerto

The first concerto ever written for Christian Lindberg. A real showpiece ending on a high g(optional double c!). The piece was premiered in 1983 with the Gavle Symphony Orchestra.
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76 Nilhovic Concerto

A powerful and virtuosic piece for trombone and strings in a neoclassical style.
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77 Michael Nyman: Concerto

The famous film music writer Michael Nyman dedicated this real showpiece to Christian Lindberg who has performed it around the world including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Royal Festival Hall , London. the piece was commissioned by BBC and recorded on EMI with Christian Lindberg and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
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78 Gustav Paulsson Concerto

An interesting little concerto in neoclassical style by the Swedish composer Gustav Paulsson. It has similarities to the Larsson concertino, and was written basically at the same time, in the 1950s
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79 John Pickard The Spindel of Necessity

A highly interesting piece by the British composer John Pickard. The piece is slightly introvert, but also has magnificent expressive passages. It starts witht the soloist being off stage, and ends quietly with the trombone on his own.
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80 Wolfgang Plagge Concerto for trombone

The Norwegian pianist Wofgang Plagge is also a gifted composer. His trombone concerto is a substantial piece of music with a highly virtuosic trombone part.
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81 Arvo Part An den Wassern

The collaboration between Arvo Part and Christian Lindberg resulted in several wonderful pieces for trombone and orchestra, this one commissioned by the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
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82 Arvo Part: Pari intervalli

The collaboration between Arvo Part and Christian Lindberg resulted in several wonderful pieces for trombone and orchestra, this one commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra
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83 Arvo Part De Profundis

The collaboration between Arvo Part and Christian Lindberg resulted in several wonderful pieces for trombone and orchestra, this one commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra
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84 Arvo Part Silouans Song

The collaboration between Arvo Part and Christian Lindberg resulted in several wonderful pieces for trombone and orchestra, this one commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra
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85 Arvo Part: Cantus i Memoriam Benjamin Britten

The collaboration between Arvo Part and Christian Lindberg resulted in several wonderful pieces for trombone and orchestra, this one commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra
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86 Roland Pontinen Blue Winter

Lindbergs friend Roland Pontinen wrote this piece for Christian Lindberg in 1986 to be included on the CD The Winter Trombone. It is a stunningly beautiful and romantic piece, that has received great reviews wherever it was played particularly in the New York Times.
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87 Elizabeth Raum Olmutz Concerto

An exciting concerto written in the 20th century but in the style of the 18th. Mrs Raum has built this piece on threeexcerpts from lost trombone concertos found in Austria by her husband musicologist Richard Raum.
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88 Augusta Read Thomas: Trombone Concerto

Augusta Read Thomas wrote this concerto in 2002 for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. At that time she was composer in residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The piece is very well scored with an exciting trombone part written in a conventional but expressive way.
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89 Augusta Read Thomas: Meditiation

This very exciting piece was written already in the 90s and recorded by Christian Lindberg and the BBC Welsh orchestra. It was originally written for cello, Thomas and Lindberg collaborated closely when she wrote it, and the result was a wellcome addition to the trombone repertoire.
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90 Wolfgang Rihm Concerto for Alto Trombone

The well extablished composer Wolfgang Rihm has written a spleidid piece for the Alto trombone, a strong piece of music featuring the alto in its best register.
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91 Christopher Rouse Concerto

This concerto won the Pulitzer prize after its performance with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Lindberg recorded it with the BBC Welsh Orchestra. It is a strong piece of music dedicated to the memory of Leonard Bernstein.
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92 Jan Sandstrom Bombibone Brassbitt

Sandstrom and Lindberg collaboratied once again. It was after Lindberg saw the opera Bombibitt and Nick Carter that he suggested to Sandstrom to make a concerto from the material in the opera The result is an entertaining but at the same time stunignly beautiful concerto for trombone.
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93 Jan Sandstrom Emperors Chant

Yet another collaboration between Sandstrm and Lindberg. Originally a piece for orchestra this became a wonderful trombone concerto inspired by the sad story about a father emotionally loosing his daughter and going mad.
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94 Marijn Simons Vistining the Angels

The young and highly talented composer Marijn Simons wrote this piece for Christian Lindberg and it will receive its world premiere in May 2009 in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
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95 Nataniel Shilkret Concerto

A wondeful concerto in the style of Gershwin, written for Tommy Dorsey back in 1945. At the premiere in New York with Leopold Stokowski as conductor and Tommy Dorsey playing the trombone the piece received a wild standing ovation.
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96 Bent Sorensen: Birds and bells

It was a unique collaboration between Bent Sorensen and Christian Lindberg in the 1990s. It all started with the stunnignly beautiful solo piece Bells of Vineta, included some chamber music pieces for trombone and string quartet, and finally led to the beautiful concerto Birds and Bells.
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97 Ellen Taafe Zvillic: Concerto

Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this was the piece that Lindberg played for his Carnegie hall debut. This is what the critic said: "The solo part, passionately played by Christian Lindberg turns the trombone into a persuasive lyrical instrument. In the slow moment mr Lindbergs splendid playing sang against high, weeping string phrazes." The New York Times
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98 Toru Takemitsu Gemeaux

Takemitsus most extensive piece, for solo trombone, solo oboe and two Symphony Orchestras was recently released on a live recording in Tokyo with Lindberg. An earlier Lindberg recording of the piece is also out on the market on the Denon label.
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99 George Walker Concerto

The Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker wrote a concerto in neoclassical style back in the 50s. The piece was recorded by Denis Wick at an early stage of his career, and has now also been recorded by Lidnberg on BIS records with James de Preist
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100 Takashi Yoshimatsu: Orion Machine

A highly virtuosic japanese concerto written by the eminent composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.
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