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EXCURSION ON DOUBLE BASS Recordings of solo double bass are few and far between, but this release by Erling Sunnarvik of Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra is just that --- an album featuring the double bass as solo instrument. Joining Sunnarvik on the recording are mezzo-soprano Annika Skoglund and pianist Nils Lundström, together with string players from the Philharmonic. The works presented here span from Baroque to the twentieth century. The compositions by Eccles, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky highlight the uncommon collaboration of bass and piano. And it is a rare thing to hear the bass as lead instrument in a string quartet and sextet, as we do in the works of Hoffmeister and Bloch. Arne Helland’s “Excursion for Double Bass and Piano” was written especially for Sunnarvik, and it was the composer’s wish before he died that the work be recorded on an album. Sunnarvik has dedicated the album to Helland (1953-2002) and to his teacher and friend, double bassist and music professor Knut Guettler (1943-2013). Erling Sunnarvik has been double bassist in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra since 1987, and, prior to that, in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied with Knut Guettler in Oslo and Gary Karr in the USA. Sunnarvik gave his solo concert debut in Oslo in 1989. As soloist he has performed on Norwegian Radio (NRK), and he has toured and given concerts with Knut Albrigt Andersen, Geir Botnen, and Hilde Ringlund, among others. REVIEWS «The programme brings some unusual instrumental/vocal mixes, and little-known music mixed with devoted favourites. There is no doubt that Sunnarvik and his double bass are the stars. [...] Overall, this is an unusual and attractive entertainment from the dedicated Oslo Philharmonic players, and is well-worth giving audience to.» John Miller – SA-CD.net, 13.05.14 LWC1052_sacdnet.pdf
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1. Sonata for double bass and piano, I. Largo 00:03:02 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Henry Eccles
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Sonata for double bass and piano, II. Allegro con spirito 00:01:34 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Henry Eccles
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. Sonata for double bass and piano, III. Adagio 00:02:15 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Henry Eccles
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Sonata for double bass and piano, IV. Vivace 00:01:29 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Henry Eccles
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Doubt 00:05:20 1.50 USD
Main artist Annika Skoglund & Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Mikhail Glinka
Author Nestor Kukolnik
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström | Annika Skoglund
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Arrangers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
6. Elegy: Do not tempt me needlessly 00:03:57 1.50 USD
Main artist Annika Skoglund & Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Mikhail Glinka
Author Yevgeny Baratynsky
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström | Annika Skoglund
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Arrangers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
7. O Verweil, Op. 16/2 00:04:54 1.50 USD
Main artist Annika Skoglund & Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Peter Tchaikovsky
Author Nikolai Grekov
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström | Annika Skoglund
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Arrangers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
8. Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, Op. 6/6 00:03:34 1.50 USD
Main artist Annika Skoglund & Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Peter Tchaikovsky
Author Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström | Annika Skoglund
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Arrangers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
9. Solo Quartet No. 2 for double bass, violin, viola and cello, I. Allegro moderato 00:05:27 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Performers Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Erling Sunnarvik | Vegard Johnsen
Featuring artists Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Vegard Johnsen
Producers Vegard Landaas
10. Solo Quartet No. 2 for double bass, violin, viola and cello, II. Menuett 00:03:18 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Performers Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Erling Sunnarvik | Vegard Johnsen
Featuring artists Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Vegard Johnsen
Producers Vegard Landaas
11. Solo Quartet No. 2 for double bass, violin, viola and cello, III. Andante 00:03:20 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Performers Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Erling Sunnarvik | Vegard Johnsen
Featuring artists Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Vegard Johnsen
Producers Vegard Landaas
12. Solo Quartet No. 2 for double bass, violin, viola and cello, IV. Rondo 00:04:41 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Performers Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Erling Sunnarvik | Vegard Johnsen
Featuring artists Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Vegard Johnsen
Producers Vegard Landaas
13. Prayer - From Jewish Life 00:04:23 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Ernst Bloch
Performers Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Erling Sunnarvik | Vegard Johnsen | Aslak Juva | Kenneth Ryland
Featuring artists Hans Josef Groh | Stig Ove Ose | Vegard Johnsen | Aslak Juva | Kenneth Ryland
Arrangers Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
14. Excursion for double bass and piano, Promenade 1 00:03:03 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Arne Hellan
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
15. Excursion for double bass and piano, Promenade 2 00:03:39 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Arne Hellan
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas
16. Excursion for double bass and piano, Promenade 3 00:05:33 1.50 USD
Main artist Erling Sunnarvik
Composer Arne Hellan
Performers Erling Sunnarvik | Nils Lundström
Featuring artists Nils Lundström
Producers Vegard Landaas