Saturday, April 28, 2012
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.