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Mozart - Martin Fröst

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer Leif Ove Andsnes
Boris Brovtsyn
Martin Fröst
Janine Jansen
Maxim Rysanov
Antoine Tamestit
Torleif Thedéen
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Period Classical
Catalogue Number BIS-1893 SACD
EAN 7318599918938
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Oct 2013
Total time 53'43

Martin Fröst talks about his Mozart recording (~ 7 min.)

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

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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  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  Concerto in A major for Clarinet and Orchestra, K 622 26'44
01 I. Allegro 12'14
02 II. Adagio 6'38
03 III. Rondo. Allegro 7'52
  Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, ‘Kegelstatt’, K 498 18'35
04 I. Andante 5'41
05 II. Menuetto 5'03
06 III. Rondeaux 7'51
07 Allegro for Clarinet and String Quartet in B flat major, K Anh.91 (516c) 7'10
  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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