Sunday Bandstand 19 January 2020

Sunday Bandstand 19 January 2020

Michael Lind has played in the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 1977 and was a member of the Philharmonic Brass Ensemble. As a musician he has performed worldwide with many famous musicians and has recorded numerous CDs from classical works to jazz. Lind has taught at Indiana University in the United States and is known worldwide as a teacher and soloist.

Lind promoted and organized the first Tuba-Swedish Workshop in 1977, the second-Tuba Workshop in 1992, the first Scandinavian Brass Symposium in 1978, the Scandinavian Brass Ensemble and the Scandinavian Tuba Jazz and Symphonic Band. Many composers have written especially for him but he has also reviewed some forty works by Nordic composers for wind instruments. Since 1993 Michael Lind has taught at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.

Lind has produced a number of historic, state-of-the-art recordings that defined the highest level of tuba performance at the time of their release. His first recording, issued on the Four Leaf Clover Records in 1979, as observed by one reviewer that Michael’s recording of the famous “Carnival of Venice” … comes off as Mr Clean — I’ve never heard such impeccable technique anywhere else — on any brass instrument.” This observation had been confirmed at the First International Brass Congress held in Montreux,Switzerland, in 1976, when Lind’s performance of “Carnival” solicited a spontaneous and enthusiastic rousing standing ovation from the hundreds of brass authorities from throughout the entire world! Lind single-handedly validated the performance of music of historical significance in the evolution of brass solo repertoire. All of a sudden, everyone was proudly programming Carnival, etc., on their recitals and recordings.

No less an authority than the late great Harvey Phillips wrote the following about Michael Lind for his first recording, “Play Tuba”:

“In the summer of 1974, Michael Lind came to Bloomington, Indiana for private study. In 1977 I arranged an American recital tour for Michael. He was a tremendous success everywhere he went. Not just a musical or artistic success but a personal success as well’ Through his musical artistry Michael set new standards of performance. The flood of compositions he continues to inspire from composers throughout the world is also a part of that legacy.”One of Lind’s colleagues, the great trombonist Christian Lindberg says of Lind when he first heard him perform, ” … Michael Lind presented an appearance that created a true sensation, and the first thought that came to mind was that this was Paganini reborn with a tuba in his hand. his influence as a teacher has created a whole new generation of world-class brass players in

From one of our great tuba artists, Robert Tucci, “Lind is a pioneer, a great performer, a great inspiration to those who composed some of the finest works in our literature and to his students. His abilities and efforts, both in regard to the objectives he set for himself and in particular, to the events and meetings he organized, were amazing.”

What better validation to receive the prestigious ITEA Lifetime Achievement Award for one of the great tuba artists of all times, Michael Lind, could there possibly be than references like the above? Lind’s official “curriculum vitae” is a fifteen-page document of incredible accomplishment and dedication to the musical art of tuba and brass performance. This short bio merely scratches the surface of all the incredible accomplishments of Michael Lind and his most worthy designation.

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Playlist 19 January 2020 

Recording Details 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Simoraine March - Clive Barraclough  Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1995  'March Spectacular' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD849 - 1995
Oregon - Fantasy for Brass Band - Jacob de Haan Brass Band Oberaargauer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 1997 Crazy Little Things' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 865 - 1997
Fanfares, Lyrical and Heroical Themes - John Williams  Cornet soloist Florian Klinger with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2014  'Crystal Blass' - CD - 2014
Serenade for Trombone - John Golland  Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2018   'Contrasts - Original works for Solo Trombone and Brass Band ' - CD - SP&S DOY 383 - 2018 
I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady - Lerner and Loewe arr: Mark Freeh  Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2009  'A Mingled Chime' - CD - Harlequin Recording  HAR1130CD - 2009
Somewhere Out There from An American Tail - James Horner and Barry Mann arr: Darrol Barry  BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1994  'Roman in Brass Vol. 2' - CD - 1994 
Darkness Visible - Richard Grantham Brass Band de Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2009  'Darkness Visible' - CD - Lake Music Publications LMP 2009.01 - 2009
The Cup Of Life (Official Song Of The 1998 World Cup) - Robi Rosa arr: Ray Farr Trumpet Soloist Steve Waterman with the Reg Vardy Band MD: Ray Farr - 2006  'Cool' - CD - Sforza  SFZ132 - 2006
Entry of the Huntresses from Sylvia - Leo Delibes arr: Roy Newsome IMI Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: James Scott - 1989  'Pageantry' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 040D - 1989
Of Distant Memories (Music in an Olden Style) - Edward Gregson Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Professor David King - 2015  'NM Brass 2015 Elite Section' - CD - 
Carnival of Venice Variations - Arban arr: Bue Lund Nielson  Tuba Soloist Michael Lind (Sweden) with the Besses o'th' Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1979  'National Brass Band Festival 1979' - Vinyl - Chandos ‎– BBR 1003 - 1979
The British Bandsman March - Derek Broadbent  Massed Bands of Besses O' Th' Barn, Black Dyke Mills & I.M.I.Yorkshire Imperial MD: Harry Mortimer - 1987 British Bandsman Centenary concert 1887 - 1987
Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of Oz - Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg arr: Ray Farr Vocalist Natalie Farr with the Reg Vardy Band MD: Ray Farr - 2006  'Cool' - CD - Sforza  SFZ132 - 2006
Porgy and Bess Suite - 1. It Ain't Necessarily So 2. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'       3.  Bess, You Is My Woman Now 4. I'm On My Way George Gershwin arr: Alan Fernie Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2001  'Spectacular Classics II' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD876 - 2001
Devils Duel - Peter Meechan Euphonium Soloist Dan Morgan with the Marsden Silver Prize Band MD: Glyn Williams - 2014  'Revolution 125 years 1889 - 2014' - CD - Music House Productions -      ..2014
March From 'le Coq D'Or' - Rimsky Korsakov arr: Alan Catherall IMI Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: James Scott - 1989  'Pageantry' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 040D - 1989
Fanfare for Rocky - Bill Conti Ensemble De Cuivres Valaisan (Switzerland) MD: Christophe Jeanbourquin - 2000  'Emotions' - CD - Pro Music PM789 - 2000
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​ Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​ 'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​

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