Ben van Dijk's unique style glows throughout this recording. The combination of Ben, his Thein bass trombone and the "van Maarschalkerweerd" organ, played in a transparent and beautifully registered way, by Henry le Comte, is a wonderful combination. Every track reflects Ben's warmth, friendliness and musicianship even more than his previous recordings. This recording is a most valuable learning tool in today's world of virtuosic, technical music where so often melodies are not perceived to be as important as technical passages. This recording is of particular interest anyone interested in solo playingand developing their musicianship. It is a must for all trombonists and brass players and is truly a joy to listen to. Includes MASSENET Meditation; CHOPIN Prelude op 28/4; MASCAGNI Intermezzo; FIBICH Poeme; GLUCK Melodie; VON PARADIS Sicilliene; RACHMANINOFF Vocalise; SAINT-SAENS The Swan; TRADITIONAL Greensleeves; TCHAIKOWSKY Valse Triste; BRAHMS Wiegenlied; TAKI Kojo no Tsuki; DVORAK Andante; VIVALDI Winter; LECLAIR Sarabande; ALBINONI Adagio; MOZART O Isis & Osiris; BACH Air; HANDEL Largo.
Category: Bass Trombone Soloist Artist Recordings/CD