Clarinettist Martin Fröst signs to Sony Classical

Gramophone
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Martin Fröst (photo by Nikolaj Lund)
Martin Fröst (photo by Nikolaj Lund)

Clarinettist Martin Fröst has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical. The first release will feature Fröst as both soloist and conductor with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and will be released in January 2016.

Sony Classical's President Bogdan Roscic said: 'Seeing and hearing Martin Fröst is one of the strongest experiences classical music offers at the moment. Audiences around the world react to it with an enthusiasm bordering on euphoria. Martin is able to convey an overwhelming sense of being taken closer to the music's essence and has found ways of expressing that which are quite unique in our business.'

Fröst is, of course, no stranger to Gramophone's readers, his most recent recording of Brahms's chamber music for BIS was named an Editor's Choice in the July 2014 issue, critic Nalen Anthoni noted: 'Sensuous beauty and taut sinew mingle for an interpretation from five soloists whose fastidious attention to internal balance and every musical detail result in sovereign excellence, in a sovereign recording.'

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