I played Clarinet in elementary school. My music teacher was Fred Sharp, affectionately known as F sharp by the precocious many who discovered the irony early. We had to retire our Eb clarinet upon early childhood Mengele torture in the form of jaw-breaking orthodonture. I had a serious enough overbite to warrant a slow jaw readjustment utilizing a screw turning device at the top of my mouth each month (for two years) at Dr. Wasserman’s office (see the excruciating pain department). A sanctioned Medical procedure at the time. Nevertheless, three years later, I had to take a break from Clarinet for two years only to return to Alto Saxophone, a close Woodwind cousin. Luckily for all in my household, my embeture was intact, so the etudes continued.

Martin Frost is a clarinetist musician extraordinaire. My late discovery of his immense and sublime featured soloist talent/proficiency came while writing the “Why Amadeus ” article. Whether we find Martin playing Mozart Concertos for Clarinet or Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn compositions/concertos, Rhumbas by Chick Corea, even klezmer dances by Goran Frost, he excels with fluidity, expertise, perfect articulation, control, and humility. One can find out too much about this artist with simple Google searches or Wiki visits. We spend time with the little we know and effusively love in his Youtube uploaded volume.

Martin Frost plays Mozart

Martin Frost Plays Mozart Import, Hybrid SACD


One of a small handful of truly international wind players, Martin Frost 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, Frost’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 Kammer Philharmonie Bremen himself. For the couplings on this very special release, Martin Frost 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 Thedeen 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 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.


“…the Swede has a sound of silver that is irresistibly dulcet, and the recording quality is ideal.” –Listen Winter Reviews, 2013


Martin Fröst plays Adagio, the second movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major K 622, from his new double album Mozart: Ecstasy and Abyss, a collection of masterworks that capture the paradox of Mozart’s fragile existence and extraordinary creativity.

For the first time, Martin Fröst has recorded as both performer and conductor, leading the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, of which he is chief conductor, in Mozart’s “Prague” and “Jupiter” Symphonies, Piano Concerto no. 25 (with soloist Lucas Debargue), arias from the opera’s La clemenza di Tito (with Ann Hallenberg) and Idomeneo (with Elin Rombo) and his third recording of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.

“There has never been a more important time for his music; I feel that the music of the Enlightenment has gained a new relevance in our era of desolation, where we must create and recreate hope.”, says Fröst.
Each of the release’s two albums focused on a moment in Mozart’s life when the composer appeared to teeter between triumph and disaster, joy and depression, life and death. These moments brought the composer’s music of the most extraordinary beauty and intensity.

Martin Fröst, Mozart Clarinet Concerto part 1


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Martin Fröst, Mozart Clarinet Concerto part 2

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Martin Fröst plays Mozart Clarinet Concerto part 2


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Martinsson Concert Fantastique / Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Fröst / Alsop


The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsed Martinsson´s Concert Fantastique with soloist Martin Frost clarinet, conducted by Marin Alsop. *** Watch full-length concert videos on Konserthuset Play: World-class streaming with online concerts and live streams. All for free, no login is needed.

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Martin Fröst Chick Corea – Armando’s Rhumba


Happy to share this Chick Corea – Armando’s Rhumba recording which I did for the Martin Fröst Foundation together with my dear friends: Hermann Stefánsson clarinet Margreet Houtman clarinet Wojciech Sokołowski clarinet Som Howie clarinet Kristofer Sundström bass Fredrik Gille percussion Arrangement Göran Fröst Transcription Henrik Nordström Audio & Video Hans Kipfer Take5 Music Production Buffet Crampon

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Martin Frost with st Paul Chamber Orchestra



El Clarinetista Martin Fröst interpreta un arreglo de AVE MARIA de BACH/GOUNOD, en un espectacular ejercicio de respiración circular (circular breathing).-



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Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition

This course introduces students to strategies for style writing of common practice European art music. The issues of harmonic progression, voice leading, and texture are addressed in addition to relevant compositional concepts like repetition, variation, and elaboration. The course aims to offer a creative space even within the restrictions of stylistic emulation.


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Martin Fröst plays Nielsen, Mozart, Brahms, Högberg and more.


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Martin Frost plays Klezmer dance by Frost

Klezmer (Yiddish: קלעזמער) is an instrumental musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. The essential elements of the tradition include dance tunes, ritual melodies, and virtuosic improvisations played for listening; these would have been played at weddings and other social functions.

The musical genre incorporated elements of many other musical genres, including Ottoman (predominantly Greek and Romanian) music, Baroque musicGerman and Slavic folk dances, and Jewish religious music. When klezmer arrived in the United States, it lost some of its traditional ritual elements and adopted elements of American big bands and popular music. Among the European-born klezmers who popularized the United States in the 1910s and 1920s were Dave Tarras and Naftule Brandwein, followed by American-born musicians such as Max Epstein, Sid Beckerman, and Ray Musiker. Jewish life decimated in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust, and a general fall in the popularity of klezmer music in the United States. The music began to be popularized again in the late 1970s in the so-called Klezmer Revival. During the 1980s and onwards, musicians experimented with traditional and experimental forms of the genre, releasing fusion albums combining the genre with jazzpunk, and other styles.

Martin Fröst – Klezmer Dance – Göran Fröst: Verbier Festival 2016


Surprise Concert: 10 years at the Verbier Festival Göran Fröst – Klezmer Dance No. 2 for Clarinet and String Septet Martin Fröst clarinet with members of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra . Recorded at the Verbier Festival 2016, in the Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland), on July 27, 2016. © Idéale Audience

Martin Fröst plays Klezmer dances by Göran Fröst:


Martin Fröst, clarinet Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

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Anders Hillborg: Clarinet concerto


Played performed and conducted by Martin Fröst Orchestra Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

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Clarinet students meet Martin Fröst l Buffet Crampon


he “CRR de Rueil Malmaison” clarinet students meet Martin Fröst for a special lesson at Buffet Crampon’s Showroom in Paris. During this masterclass, the students, under the guidance of Martin Fröst, learned to play “Armando’s Rhumba” by Chick Corea with Prodige clarinets.

Mozart and the clarinet