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Mozart - Martin Fröst

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1893 SACD
Release date2013-09-10
Orig. sample rate44100Hz/96000Hz
Total time53:43

Leif Ove Andsnes appears courtesy of Sony Classical International
Janine Jansen appears courtesy of Decca Classics

No.4 on Sunday Times’ list ”100 best record of the year”, published 8/12/2014
”Album of the Week”, Sunday Times 27/10 2014
Recording of the month, 02/2014

One of a small handful of truly international wind players, Martin Fröst mesmerizes audiences throughout the world, whether he is performing one of the several concertos that have been composed especially for him or core repertoire such as the sonatas by Brahms, the concertante pieces by Weber or, indeed, the clarinet works by W.A. Mozart. Released 10 years ago, in 2003, Fröst’s first recording of the Concerto in A major is one of the best-selling discs in BIS’ history.

Returning to this glorious work, he now also directs the eminent Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen himself. For the couplings on this very special release, Martin Fröst has assembled a truly star-studded group of musician friends, with Leif Ove Andsnes and Antoine Tamestit partnering him in the so-called Kegelstatt Trio, and with Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsyn, Maxim Rysanov and Torleif Thedéen joining him in the rarely heard Allegro for Clarinet and String Quartet, K Anh.91. Probably composed in 1787 – two years before the famous Quintet in A major for the same forces – the Allegro, in the extant autograph manuscript, breaks off after 93 bars, or three bars into the development section.

If Mozart actually completed the movement and for what purpose he intended it isn’t known, but the completion made by Robert Levin adds to the modern clarinetist’s repertoire a work of great imagination that would otherwise have languished unperformed.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  Concerto in A major for Clarinet and Orchestra, K 622 26:44
01 I. Allegro 12:14 $ 2.57 USD
02 II. Adagio 06:38 $ 1.39 USD
03 III. Rondo. Allegro 07:52 $ 1.65 USD
  Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, ‘Kegelstatt’, K 498 18:35
04 I. Andante 05:41 $ 1.19 USD
05 II. Menuetto 05:03 $ 1.06 USD
06 III. Rondeaux 07:51 $ 1.65 USD
07 Allegro for Clarinet and String Quartet in B flat major, K
Anh.91 (516c)
07:10 $ 1.51 USD
  Album total 53:43
ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Basset clarinetFrost (Fröst), Martin
ClarinetFrost (Fröst), Martin
PianoAndsnes, Leif Ove
ViolaRysanov, Maxim
Tamestit, Antoine
CelloThedéen, Torleif
ViolinBrovtsyn, Boris
Jansen, Janine

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