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Martin Fröst & Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra – Various: Nordic Concertos (2015)

Artist: Martin Fröst & Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Title Of Album: Various: Nordic Concertos
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: BIS
Genre: Classical
Quality: 320 KBPS
Total Time: 59:36 min
Total Size: 173 MB

1.Concerto for Clarinet by Anders Hillborg

Performer: Martin Fröst (Clarinet)
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1998; Sweden

2.Introduction, Theme and Variations on a Swedish Air, Op. 12 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell

Performer: Martin Fröst (Clarinet)
Conductor: Arie Van Beek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Östgöta Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1804; Sweden

3.On a Distant Shore by Karin Rehnquist

Performer: Martin Fröst (Clarinet)
Conductor: Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2002

4.Concerto for Clarinet no 3, Op. 21 by Vagn Holmboe

Performer: Martin Fröst (Clarinet)
Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble: Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Customer Reviews

Testifying to the multi-facetted talent of Martin Fröst as well as to the different responses that the clarinet has awakened in composers over the years, the present compilation brings together four concertante works in recordings that have all been previously released on separate discs.

The opening work, Fröst’s fellow-Swede Anders Hillborg’s Peacock Tales, is the longest of the four, as well as being something of a calling card for Fröst; it was composed specifically for him in 1998.

Bernhard Crusell, active during the beginning of the 19th century, is today mainly known for his clarinet concertos and clarinet quartets. Here Martin Fröst’s clarinet jauntily guides us through one of his earliest works: Introduction, Theme and Variations on a Swedish Air the air in question being a drinking song popular at the time.


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