Includes WAGNER Wagner for Bass Bones (Ben van Dijk); SACHSE Concertino (in F major); BACH Sarabande from the 5th cello Suite; BACH Menuet 1 & 2 from the first cello Suite; LEBEDEV Concerto in One Movement; WOUD First Song; BOZZA New Orleans (new recording); HIDAS Meditation; HARTLEY Sonata Breve. Ben Van Dijk: The concept for this CD came about as a result of many reactions to my first solo CD, "Nana". Many asked me to make a second CD consisting of the more common solo pieces for bass trombone auditions. In the beginning I had some doubtsabout this idea because recordings of most of these pieces are already available, but I realized that there is no CD where these pieces are assembled in one place. The more I thought about the idea the more I liked this concept, especially considering the educational values. When I was a student, there were no such recordings for bass trombone for guidance through all the audition difficulties. We had only our teacher and our own initiative. I was very lucky to have a father who was a professional player so I had some special coaching at home but this is not the case with most students. It's best to hear audition material to gain some idea about the repertoire. Of course my interpretation of the chosen music is personal but it's also based on manyyears of experience: experience as an orchestral player, as a member of audition committees, and as a teacher. My hope is that this CD will be of some benefit for any upcoming auditions and that it will also be another nice CD of bass trombone repertoire.
Category: Bass Trombone Soloist Artist Recordings/CD