Martin Fröst on Vivaldi for the clarinet
Friday, May 29, 2020
The Swedish clarinettist talks about his new album of specially created concertos by Vivaldi
Martin Fröst has just released a new album for Sony Classical entitled 'Vivaldi'. On it he plays a handful of Vivaldi 'clarinet concertos', works created with the assistance of the composer and arranger Andreas Tarkmann from arias drawn from the composers operas. James Jolly spoke to Fröst at his home in Stockholm about the project and the challenges of performing at an unusual pitch and working with the period-instrument ensemble Concerto Köln.
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Photo: Mats Bäcker