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Martin Fröst - Dances to a Black Pipe

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1863
Release date2011-11-22
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Music Web International: Recording of the Month February 2012; International Record Review: Oustanding February 2012; Opus Haute Définition: outstanding, October 2012: "This remarkable recording, not to be missed, distinguishes itself further from other releases by ending as it began, that is with the Concerto by Copland, with the finale and coda of the original version. This release is necessary to any collection".

Martin Fröst isn’t just one of the major clarinettists of our time – he is also an intrepid adventurer who challenges conventional notions of how classical music should be presented. He has played Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria while doing figures-of-eight on roller-skates, performed the part of dancing soloist (wearing a bird’s mask) in Anders Hillborg’s clarinet concerto Peacock Tales, and is constantly giving new proof of his curiosity when it comes to repertoire that defies genres. True to form, he here presents, with the internationally acclaimed Australian Chamber Orchestra, a wide-ranging selection of works which are all related to dance. Hillborg has made a chamber version, previously unrecorded, of his acclaimed concerto, while his colleague Fredrik Högberg has composed Dancing with Silent Purpose, a work which in concert is performed against a back-drop projection of a choreographic video. Göran Fröst, the brother of the soloist, has arranged a selection of Brahms’ ever-popular Hungarian Dances for clarinet and strings, and has also composed Klezmer Dances, with elements of Eastern European klezmer music. These Swedish composers are joined by international masters such as Lutosławski, who based his Dance Preludes on rhythms from Polish folk music, and Aaron Copland, whose Clarinet Concerto was composed for Benny Goodman, ‘the King of Swing’ – especially for this disc, Martin Fröst has recorded the rarely heard, dazzling original coda to the work. Not forgetting the great Latin American dance tradition, he also performs the infinitely expressive Oblivion by the giant of modern tango, Astor Piazzolla.
 
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  Composer: Copland, Aaron
  Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra with Harp and Piano (1947-48) 24:37
01 Slowly and expressively - Cadenza - 08:17 $ 1.74 USD
02 Transition - Rather fast 08:01 $ 1.68 USD
 
 
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
  Hungarian Dances, arr. for clarinet and strings by Göran Fröst 05:34
03 No.12. Presto 02:34 $ 0.54 USD
04 No.13. Andantino grazioso - Vivace - Andantino grazioso 01:31 $ 0.32 USD
 
05 No.1. Allegro molto 03:07 $ 0.65 USD
06 No.21. Vivace - Più presto 01:29 $ 0.31 USD
 
 
  Composer: Fröst, Göran
  Klezmer Dances for clarinet and strings
07 Cadenza - Allegro - Cadenza - Vivace 04:05 $ 0.86 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lutoslawski, Witold
  Dance Preludes, second version, 1955 09:21
08 1. Allegro molto 00:53 $ 0.19 USD
09 2. Andantino 02:45 $ 0.58 USD
10 3. Allegro giocoso 01:11 $ 0.25 USD
11 4. Andante 03:06 $ 0.65 USD
12 5. Allegro molto - Presto 01:26 $ 0.30 USD
 
 
  Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
  Oblivion for clarinet, solo violin and strings
13 Oblivion for clarinet, solo violin and strings 04:24 $ 0.92 USD
 
 
  Composer: Hillborg, Anders
  Peacock Tales, Chamber version
14 Peacock Tales 19:16 $ 4.05 USD
 
 
  Composer: Högberg, Fredrik
  Dancing with Silent Purpose 11:07
15 1. I´m afraid of the dark 02:23 $ 0.50 USD
16 2. Expressive Rage 01:23 $ 0.29 USD
17 3. Full tape cadenza with additional strings 02:43 $ 0.57 USD
18 4. Invisible Purpose 04:38 $ 0.97 USD
 
 
  Composer: Copland, Aaron
  Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra with Harp and Piano (1947-48) 24:37
19 Transition - Rather fast with original version of coda 08:19 $ 1.75 USD
 
  Album total 01:21:31
ComposerBrahms, Johannes
Copland, Aaron
Fröst, Göran
Hillborg, Anders
Högberg, Fredrik
Lutoslawski, Witold
Piazzolla, Astor
OrchestraAustralian Chamber Orchestra
ClarinetFrost (Fröst), Martin
ConductorTognetti, Richard

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