Martin Fröst: Dances to a Black Pipe


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Martin Fröst: Dances to a Black Pipe



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31st Oct 2011




81 minutes


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Martin Fröst: Dances to a Black Pipe


Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

arr. Göran Fröst

Hungarian Dance No. 13 in D major

arr. Göran Fröst

Hungarian Dance No. 21 in E minor

arr. Göran Fröst

Hungarian Dance No. 12 in D minor

arr. Göran Fröst


Clarinet Concerto

the disc also includes the original, unpublished ending of the concerto

Fröst, G:

Klezmer Dances


Clarinet Concerto (Peacock Tales)

chamber version for clarinet solo, piano and strings


Dancing with Silent Purpose


Dance Preludes

2nd version





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Martin Fröst’s latest releases have featured core repertoire for his instrument from the 18th and 19th centuries, and most recently a disc of his wide-ranging encores. All of these offerings have been singularly well received by reviewers and record buyers alike, and have contributed to Fröst’s flourishing concert career.

On this disc, accompanied by the Australian Chamber Orchestra under Richard Tognetti, Fröst presents a wide-ranging selection of works all connected with dancing. The principal work on this disc is Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, and with special permission from the Copland Fund, the disc ends with the fireworks of the original and later revised, dazzling ending of the Concerto.

Fröst also includes on this disc works by Lutoslawski, Anders Hillborg and Piazzolla, as well as an arrangement of Brahms’ Four Hungarian Dances arranged by his brother, Göran.

“His virtuosity lies in his exceptional dexterity and agility…and in his daring control of the instrument’s dynamic and expressive extremes.” The Times

Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto

I. Slowly and expressively - Cadenza

II. Rather fast - Coda (final version)

Johannes Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (arr. G. Frost)

No. 12. Presto

No. 13. Andantino grazioso - Vivace - Andantino grazioso

No. 1. Allegro molto

No. 21. Vivace - Piu presto

Goran Frost: Klezmer Dances

Klezmer Dances

Witold Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes (2nd version)

I. Allegro molto

II. Andantino

III. Allegro giocoso

IV. Andante

V. Allegro molto - Presto

Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion


Anders Hillborg: Peacock Tales (version for clarinet, piano and strings)

Peacock Tales (version for clarinet, piano and strings)

Fredrik Hogberg: Dancing with Silent Purpose

I. I'm afraid of the dark …

II. Expressive Rage

III. Full tape cadenza with additional strings

IV. Invisible Purpose

Clarinet Concerto

Clarinet Concerto: II. Rather Fast

The Independent on Sunday

8th January 2012


“Performed in both the original and revised versions, Copland's hot, slick Clarinet Concerto bookends a programme that incorporates waltz, schmaltz, tango and klezmer. Not all of it works. Brahms's Hungarian Dances are downgraded to vehicle status as a showcase for Fröst's dexterity. But elsewhere (Piazzola, Hillborg, Högberg) soloist and orchestra sizzle.”

Gramophone Magazine

March 2012

“almost every piece is a novelty in Martin Fröst's dance-themed programme...This partnership of soloists and orchestra is an inspired one, not least in the smaller-scale pieces...There is a quirky and highly personal essay in lieu of booklet-note from Fröst himself.”

International Record Review

February 2012

“No point in pulling my punches: this is a wonderful disc. The playing is superb, and these dance-inspired pieces will put a skip in your own step...It's obvious that Frost and his Australian colleagues must have had enormous fun recording this programme and their enjoyment bubbles through at every turn. Frost's virtuosity is a delight in its own right, but it's deployed in the service of unquenchable good humour.”

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