Martin Fröst

“there are windows to the soul opening up”

Photo: Mats Bäcker

On his stop-over between Australia and the US in Leipzig this week, Martin Fröst enjoyed some wonderful days together with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Sir Roger Norrington. Their rendering of Mozart´s Clarinet Concerto made deep impact on the audience in the Gewandhaus. The critic of the Leipziger Volkszeitung wrote in lyrical words of the concert:

“The soloist is the internationally acclaimed Martin Fröst, who, out of this greatest of all clarinet concertos, creates something that gets deep under the skin. Seamlessly and with a velvety tone, he strides through the huge range of his instrument, and on the borders of silence, there are windows to the soul opening up. The unpretentious sensuality of the Adagio, this music between pain and bliss, sorrow and light, speaks with even more intensity when sounding so perfectly natural. ….stupendous, virtuosic, and exhilarating – more Fröst please!” - Leipziger Volkszeitung


Martin Fröst, Gewandhausorchester and conductor Sir Roger Norrington. “Fröst exhibited a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinettist — perhaps any instrumentalist — in my memory.” – The New York Times, December 2013
Martin Fröst, Gewandhausorchester and conductor Sir Roger Norrington.
“Fröst exhibited a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinettist — perhaps any instrumentalist — in my memory.” – The New York Times, December 2013
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