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Martin Fröst

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"Mr. Frost exhibited a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist — perhaps any instrumentalist — in my memory."
James R. Oestreich, New York Times, December 9, 2013


In May 2014 Martin Fröst will be presented with the Léonie Sonning Music Prize, which is now recognized as one of the world’s longest standing and highest musical honours. He is the first clarinettist to be chosen for the award, given for continued outstanding contribution to music. Previous recipients have included Igor Stravinsky, Daniel Barenboim, Alfred Brendel and Simon Rattle.

Autumn 2013 sees the release on BIS of an all Mozart CD – the Clarinet Concerto, in which he directs The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Kegelstatt Trio with Leif Ove Andsnes and Antoine Tamestit and the Allegro in B flat with Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsyn, Maxim Rysanov and Torleif Thedéen. Fröst also performs the Mozart Concerto in his debuts with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Sir Roger Norrington), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Stanis³aw Skrowaczewski), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and Bamberger Symphoniker (Jonathan Nott). On tour, he performs the concerto with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Riccardo Chailly), Camerata Salzburg (Louis Langrée), the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Thomas Dausgaard). 

Other upcoming highlights include Fröst’s debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (performing Lutos³awski Dance Preludes and Hillborg’s Peacock Tales under Xian Zhang), Orchestre National de France (Copland Concerto with David Zinman) and Bamberger Symphoniker (Kalevi Aho’s Concerto with Osmo Vänskä), Tonhalle-orchester Zürich (Herbert Blomstedt), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Neeme Järvi), Luzerner Sinfonieorchester (James Gaffigan), Cincinnati Symphony (Louis Langrée), Houston Symphony (Andrés Orozco-Estrada) and Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra (Osmo Vänskä).

Further ahead, Martin Fröst appears as Artist in Residence at the Gothenburg Symphony, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and London’s Wigmore Hall, where he will collaborate with artists such as Miah Persson, Maxim Rysanov, Roland Pöntinen, Apollon Musagète Quartet and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.   

Fröst’s extensive discography for BIS, including the critically acclaimed ‘Dances to a Black Pipe’, will be increased further in spring 2014, with the release of Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, where he reunites with Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsyn, Maxim Rysanov and Torleif Thedéen.

Fröst’s passion for expanding the clarinet repertoire has seen him personally champion works such as Anders Hillborg’s Peacock Tales (incorporating elements of mime and dance), Kalevi Aho’s Concerto, commissioned for him by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust), Rolf Martinsson’s Concerto Fantastique and Bent Sørensen’s Clarinet Concerto, which he premiered with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Cologne’s Philharmonie under Michael Schønwandt in 2012/13.

A keen recitalist and chamber musician, appearances in 2013/14 include a series of concerts with Marc-André Hamelin and Anthony Marwood, in a programme of Debussy’s Rhapsody for clarinet and piano, Poulenc’s Sonata for clarinet and piano and an arrangement of Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale. The trio give performances in Boston, San Francisco, and London’s Wigmore Hall.

Fröst also works as a conductor, appearing with the Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Norrköping Symphony and Detroit Symphony orchestras, and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

2014 marks the 10th season of Vinterfest in Mora, Sweden, of which Martin Fröst is Artistic Director. He also holds the post of Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger, Norway.


March 2014

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Svensk biografi


Martin Fröst räknas som en av världens främsta blåsare. Han spelar regelbundet med orkestrar som Concertgebouworkestern Amsterdam, Gewandhausorkestern Leipzig, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Orchestre National de France, Wiener Symphoniker, NHK Tokyo, Washingtons National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic och New York Philharmonic och dirigerar bl.a. Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Academy of St Martin in the Fields och Kungliga Filharmonikerna i Stockholm.

Tonsättare som Krzysztof Penderecki, Anders Hillborg, Kalevi Aho, Rolf Martinsson och Bent Sörensen har skrivit klarinettkonserter för Martin Fröst.

Martin Fröst spelar också kammarmusik på världens främsta musikscener och festivaler tillsammans många av vår tids främsta instrumentalsolister. Martin Fröst är konstnärlig ledare för Vinterfest i Dalarna och Stavanger Internationella Kammarmusikfestival.

Martin Fröst kommer att tilldelas Léonie Sonnings musikpris 2014.

Mars 2013

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Repertoire list


Aho Clarinet Concerto
Arnold Concerto
Boulez Domaines
Brahms/Berio Op 120
Busoni/Ferruccio Concertino
Copland Concerto for Clar and strings
Corigliano Concerto
Crusell Concerto, B-major op 11
Crusell Concerto f minor
Crusell Introduction, Theme, Variations
Danzi Fantasie over"La ci darem la mano"
Debussy Premiére Rhapsodie
Fernström Concerto op 30
Finzi Concerto for Clar and strings
Frumerie Concerto
Hillborg Concerto for Cl and orchestra 33
Hiller Chagall Zyklus
Hindemith Clarinet Concerto
Holmboe Concerto
Larsson Concertino op 45 No 3
Lovreglio/Forsell Fantasia de Concerto
Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
Lyne Concerto
Maros Concerto
Messager Solo de concours
Mozart Concerto, A-major K 622
Nielsen Concerto op 57
Penderecki Sinfonietta No 2
Rouse Clarinet Concerto
Rehnqvist On a distant shore
Rossini Introduction,Theme&Variations 12
Sandström, J Soft Music (Strings and Percussion)
Sandström, S-D Clarinet Concerto
Shaw Clarinet Concerto
Spohr Concerto Concerto No 1
Spohr Concerto No 2
Stamitz, C Concerto
Stamitz, J Concerto
Wallin Clarinet Concerto
Weber Concert in f-minor op 73
Weber Concertino op 26
Weber Concerto in Eb-major op 74

Preferred repertoir:

Mozart Concerto in a kv 622
Weber Op 73 f-minor,
Copland Concerto
Hillborg Concerto
Nielsen Concerto
Rossini Introduktion, Theme with variations, 11 min
Debussy ”Première Rhapsodie” 10 min
Penderecki Sinfonietta No 2( for Cl and Strings) 14 min
Hillborg Concerto (Versions for Strings) 20 min
Weber Clarinet Quintet (Version for strings) 23 min

Good combinations:

Copland Concerto, Hillborg millenium version
Hillborg millenium version,Rossini Introduktion, Theme with variations
Copland Concerto, Rossini Introduktion, Theme with variations
Debussy ”Première Rhapsodie” 10 min, Rossini Introduktion, Theme with variations,
Mozart Concerto in a kv 622, Hillborg millenium version

Weber Op 73 f-minor, Hillborg millenium version
Lutoslawski Dans Preludes (for Clarinet and Strings), Penderecki Sinfonietta no 2( for
Cl and Strings)
Lutoslawski Dans Preludes, Hillborg millenium version
Weber Concerto string arr, Hillborg Concerto (Versions for strings)


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Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 13 Andantino grazioso - Vivace (arranged by Göran Fröst). Martin Fröst and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra. Martin Fröst and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Mozart - Martin Fröst

Martin Fröst, Mozart Clarinet Concerto part 1

Martin Fröst, Mozart Clarinet Concerto part 2

Martin Fröst, Mozart Clarinet Concerto part 3

Martin Fröst encores at classicLive

Martin Fröst: Dances to a Black Pipe

Martin Fröst plays Klezmer dances by Göran Fröst with Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

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Online Resources

Martin Fröst website

GSOplay: Copland Clarinet Concerto – Fröst / Altinoglu

Martin Fröst on Facebook

CD-revyn i P2 sätter betyg på Martin Frösts Mozart

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