Martin enthralled the New York audience and critis alike in a concert together with the Orpheus Chamber Orhestra. Carnegie Hall was sold out and the electrified audience went from breathless to exultant. Both the rendering of Mozart Clarinet Concerto and the spectacular encore were thoroughly praised by the New York Times´ James R. Oestreich:
”..Mr. Frost’s reading of the Mozart concerto was a paragon of lyricism: breathtaking in its pianissimos, utterly fluid in its legatos, gleaming in its ornamental flourishes.
…the spectacular Carnegie encore, which began as a modest improvisation on licks from Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and opened into two riotous outbursts of klezmerlike note-spinning, ranging mercurially from the most delicate and attenuated to the most raucous, with the orchestra jamming alongside. Between the two performances Mr. Frost exhibited a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist — perhaps any instrumentalist — in my memory.”
Read the whole review in New York Times.
Photo: Brian Harkin for The New York Times