Saturday, April 28, 2012

Christian Lindberg

Swedish trombonist Christian Lindberg.

Lindberg, if I am not mistaken, is the only man who has ever embarked upon a soloist’s career as a trombone player.

Lindberg’s greatest contribution to music: commissioning new works for trombone, of which he has been responsible for several dozen (although Lindberg had no role in the creation of Christopher Rouse’s Trombone Concerto, completed in 1991, arguably the finest concerto written for the instrument during Lindberg’s career).

Lindberg is known as an EXTREMELY weird man.

Most of Lindberg’s time is now occupied with conducting, although he appears as a conductor only in unimportant venues.

Lindberg does not conduct in the United States. He would probably be laughed off the stage here.


  1. He looks like he belongs in a circus.

    Get a load of those shoes.

  2. You should be ashamed of Yourself Joshua posting comments like this!! I saw Lindberg conduct the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. It was amazing, he got a standing ovation and the reviewer called it the best Sibelius 2 he ever heard!!

  3. Ah, yes, that legendary Phoenix Symphony performance of the Sibelius Second under the incomparable Christian Lindberg, a performance spoken of with reverence and awe by music lovers everywhere. That occasion was Lindberg’s first—and only—appearance as conductor of a North American ensemble.

    By the way: you come to me, repeatedly, via a “Christian Lindberg” search from Norway.

    Since Lindberg is currently appearing in Norway, may I assume you are Lindberg?

    If so, I would like for you to know that I love all of those bizarre portrait photographs of you on your website. It is a brave man that would publish such things. I compliment you on your courage.