September 2015 archive

Recording The Tchaikovsky Symphonies|Part Two

Tchaikovsky 4th

Recording the Tchaikovsky Symphonies|Part Two In my last post, I wrote about how the Tchaikovsky recording project got started. It began with the desire on the part of both orchestra and conductor to record the standard repertoire, which lead to the orchestra waiving their fee and paving the way for our recording of Tchaikovsky’s 5th …

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Recording the Tchaikovsky Symphonies |Part One

Tchaikovsky 5

Recording The Tchaikovsky Symphonies|Part One During my fifteen-season tenure as timpanist of the Oslo Philharmonic, I had the honor to participate in over forty recordings with the orchestra for the following recording labels: Chandos, EMI/Angel, Sony Classical, and the Aurora label as well as the Norwegian Cultural Council. Most of these were conducted by our …

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My Musical Career|Part Twenty-Six

Oslo Konserthus

My Musical Career|Part Twenty-Six That First Season……. That first full season with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra was a very interesting one., musically and personally. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I began my tenure as principal timpanist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (called solopaukist in Norwegian) on September 7, 1983. The program for that …

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