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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000270.txt from 2010/11

From: "Tom Servinsky" <tompiano@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Clarinetist Martin Frost
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 20:20:51 -0500

Martin Frost is not only what incredible player but has quickly become a
huge icon for the next generation of musicians to follow. He's managed to
create very unique personality to the stage, something not normally
associated with most solo clarinet performers.
Kudos to this fine young musician. I look forward to the day when I can
experience one of his concerts live.
If you haven't had a chance to listen to the Aho concerto (which was written
for him), be prepared for the jaw to hit the floor. Absolutely amazing
control and presentation through the upper tiers of the register. And Kudos
to Aho for writing a splendid piece, something that will be most welcomed to
the clarinet repertoire.
Not a piece for the faint of heart!
For another look at his stage presentation, this youtube clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQJF8ed0DL4
Tom Servinsky
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Leeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
To: "Klarinet" <klarinet@-----.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:34 PM
Subject: [kl] Clarinetist Martin Frost

> Last night I heard a radio performance of the first movement of K. 622 by
> the young Swedish clarinetist Martin Frost. It was a magnificent
> performance with the Amsterdam Sinfonia. Absolutely knocked me out.
>
> It was a bit fussy on one over-elaborate occasion (in the second Eingang),
> but the good qualities so overshadowed his few infelicities, that I am
> awestruck by his exceptional playing. He played a basset clarinet, and he
> improvised here and there, thereby making his performance of the concerto
> quite unique.
>
> I have been out of the clarinet business for long enough not to know who
> is coming up, but some of you will probably know him better than my one
> movement experience.
>
> That guy can play very well, though I can't say too much more without more
> experience. I believe that he holds the position of guest professor at the
> Swedish Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
>
> See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8k30NewcX8
>
> Dan Leeson
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