Berio’s ‘Solo’ for trombone and orchestra

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Berio’s ‘Solo’ for trombone and orchestra

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]On 26th March I am going to be performing Berio’s trombone concerto SOLO in Bern.  It was co-commissioned by Symphony Australia, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich and The International Trombone Association, written and dedicated to Christian Lindberg, whom also performed the premiere with the Tonhalle under David Zinman in 1999.  I did not know of this work until last year and I am starting to think it is by far the best concerto we have.  Berio really seems to understand the trombone: he hides it within the orchestral texture before bringing it to the foreground, creates wonderful interplay with the orchestral trombones and other woodwind instruments, while technically challenging the soloist but always for a musical reason.  In a year when personal experience has led me to feel the trombone is more misunderstood than ever, working on this has restored my faith in what we do.  It’s on youtube, have a listen, it is fantastic![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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