The Oskarshamn Ensemble,
conducted by Jan-Olav Wedin
In this highly unusual recording, featuring the double bass as solo instrument, we hear music by the Italian composer Giovanni Bottesini and two Swedish composers - Erland von Koch and Lars-Erik Larsson.
Soloist: Thorvald Fredin, is Professor of Double Bass at the Stockholm College of Music.
A breezy presentation of double bass virtuoso Bottesini's second concerto for the instrument, originally written for performance by the composer himself coupled with his Elegia, testifies the present performers' technical mastery and musical understanding of this typically 19th century composition in which no opportunity is lost, in cantelinaor runs, demonstrating the soloist's proficiency. (Musikrevy)