Crusell: Clarinet Concertos / Fröst, Kamu, Gothenburg SO

Release Date: 12/9/2008
Label: BIS
Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1723
Performer: Martin Fröst
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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$19.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

Martin Fröst is as fine a clarinetist as has ever touched this music, and he's given splendidly alert and lively accompaniments courtesy of Okko Kamu and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. His sweet timbre and ability to play loudly without turning shrill serve these virtuosic pieces particularly well, whether in the F minor concerto's lovely Andante pastorale, or in the B-flat concerto's "risoluto" opening movement. Fröst and Kamu also pace those moderate-tempo finales extremely well (that is, with plenty of rhythmic lift), largely because Fröst's technical virtuosity is so absolute that he can do just about anything at any speed and make it sound effortless. Perfect balances between solo and orchestra and stunningly lifelike presence in all formats (I'm not sure we need to hear these works in multi-channel surround-sound, but it's nice to have) make this the new reference version if you have a hankering for Crussel's delightful clarinet concertos.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in E flat major, Op. 1 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Performer: Martin Fröst (Clarinet)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1803 ; Sweden
2. Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in F minor, Op. 5 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Performer: Martin Fröst (Clarinet)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1808 ; Sweden
3. Concerto for Clarinet no 3 in B flat major, Op. 11 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Performer: Martin Fröst (Clarinet)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1812 ; Sweden
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