Monday, March 12, 2018

Tuba Virtuoso

Day 184 of My Italian Learning Journal*

The tuba as a solo instrument? Just listen to Øystein Baadsvik, tuba virtuoso. I am partial toward brass instruments, having played the trombone for many years, but not of late. There are times I look for different instrumental music on and tonight I discovered Øystein Baadsvik, who pushes the tuba beyond what would seem the limits of the instrument. Perhaps a taste for brass instrumental music helps appreciate this amazing musician, but how Øystein Baadsvik transforms the tube into a melodious solo instrument can be appreciated by music loving audiences were every he performs. (Grammar corrections are welcome for the practice script in Italian that follows.)

Ascolta Questo:
  • Il norvegese Øystein Baadsvik è un virtuoso della tuba.
    Norwegian Øystein Baadsvik is a tuba virtuoso.
  • Ha vinto il primo premio a diciotto anni in una competizione nazionale norvegese per solisti.
    He won first prize at eighteen in a Norwegian national competition for soloists.
  • Solitamente la tuba non è pensata come uno strumento solista.
    The tuba is not usually thought of as a solo instrument.
  • Clicca qui per ascoltare Øystein Baadsvik suonare le Czardas di Vittorio Monti.
    Click here to listen to 
    Øystein Baadsvik playing Vittorio Monti's Czardas.
[ Grazie ad arbenkqiku ]
Alla prossima!

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.


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    1. Grazie. Thank you for visiting my journal, as I learn the Italian language. La ringrazio. ~Ted


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