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 youtube.com 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.)
- 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.
[ 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.