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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dollhouse: a concert performance of Martin Fröst – Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Dollhouse is not a concert, it's not a show. It is a performance where Martin Fröst appears as soloist, conductor, dancer, actor and conférencier in front of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Music by Göran Fröst, Manuel de Falla, Bent Sørensen, Paul Dukas, Igor Stravinsky and Anders Hillborg.

According to Martin Fröst, the "Dollhouse" is about liberation, both in physical and symbolic forms, of the invisible threads that both bind us together and that wear off.  It is a musical performance with the puppet doll in the center. On the one side, the puppet holds fast to its own threads and on the other, it manages to free itself and become alive. A form of musical metaphor in the footsteps of Pinocchio and Petrushka, a fusion between directing, choreography and music where we utilize everything from modern to traditional classical music.

The concert performance was recorded at Gothenburg Concert Hall on October 22, 2014.

Το Dollhouse (Κουκλόσπιτο) δεν είναι μία συναυλία ή ένα σόου. Είναι μία παράσταση στην οποία ο διάσημος Σουηδός κλαρινετίστας Μάρτιν Φροστ εμφανίζεται ως σολίστ, μαέστρος, χορευτής, ηθοποιός και κονφερανσιέ, επικεφαλής της Συμφωνικής Ορχήστρας του Γκέτεμποργκ, η οποία ερμηνεύει έργα των Göran Fröst, Manuel de Falla, Bent Sørensen, Paul Dukas, Igor Stravinsky και Anders Hillborg.

Όπως λέει ο Μάρτιν Φροστ, το θέμα του «Κουκλόσπιτου» είναι η απελευθέρωση, τόσο σε φυσική όσο και σε συμβολική μορφή, από τα αόρατα νήματα που μας ενώνουν ή μας χωρίζουν. Πρόκειται για μια μουσική παράσταση με την κούκλα μαριονέτα στο επίκεντρο. Από τη μία, η μαριονέτα κρατιέται από τα νήματά της, και από την άλλη κατορθώνει να απελευθερωθεί και να γίνει ζωντανή. Μια μουσική μεταφορά στα χνάρια του Πινόκιο και του Πετρούσκα, όπου η σκηνοθεσία και η χορογραφία γίνονται ένα, με τη χρήση σύγχρονης αλλά και παραδοσιακής κλασικής μουσικής.

Η παράσταση δόθηκε στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής του Γκέτεμποργκ στις 22 Οκτωβρίου 2014.

With English subtitles

Dollhouse: a concert performance of Martin Fröst

Göran Fröst: Klezmer Dances
Göran Fröst: D-tangled for clarinet and orchestra 
Manuel de Falla: Nana
Bent Sørensen: Doll steps in Venice
Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Anders Hillborg: Peacock Tales

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Martin Fröst

Gothenburg Concert Hall, October 22, 2014

(HD 720p)

First publication: February 22, 2015 – Last update: April 8, 2018

Martin Fröst (b. 1970) is a Swedish clarinetist and conductor. As a youth, Fröst began musical studies on violin at age 5. At age 8, he started to learn the clarinet. He studied with Hans Deinzer in Germany and Sölve Kingstedt and Kjell-Inge Stevensson in Stockholm.

Fröst's work in contemporary music includes collaborations with Anders Hillborg, Krzysztof Penderecki, Kalevi Aho, Rolf Martinsson, Bent Sørensen, Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Karin Rehnqvist and Sven-David Sandström.

Fröst was artistic leader of the Vinterfest music festival for 10 seasons, concluding his tenure in 2015. He became joint artistic director of the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival in 2010, and served in that until 2015. He has been a conductor-in-association with the Norrköpings Symfoniorkester (Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra). In May 2017, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra announced the appointment of Fröst as its next principal conductor, effective with the 2019-2020 season, with an initial contract of 3 seasons.

In the USA, in October 2014, Fröst first appeared with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO). Based on this concert, in November 2014, the SPCO named Fröst one of its Artistic Partners, effective with the 2015-2016 season, with an initial contract of 4 years. He was to have made his first appearance in the post in November 2015, but was unable to perform due to Meniere's Disease. The effects of the ailment delayed Fröst's appearances as an SPCO artistic partner until February 2017.

Fröst and his family live in Stockholm. He has recorded commercially for such labels as BIS Records and Sony Classical. In May 2014, he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize, the first clarinetist so honoured.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

In May 2017, it was announced that Martin Fröst will be Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra from the 2019-2020 season and he will return to the Orchestra in autumn 2017. Known for artistic collaborations worldwide, this season he continues as Artistic Partner with both The Saint Paul Chamber and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras, at which he launchs a new project Retrotopia including a new commission by Jesper Nordin. This project follows in the footsteps of his critically acclaimed project Genesis, which he also performs this season with the Gothenburg Symphony. In 2017-2018 Fröst will also be Artist in Residence at L'Auditiori, Barcelona appearing with the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya and performing a number of chamber concerts. These positions follow his success in recent seasons as Artist-in-Residence at the Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Gothenburg Symphony and London's Wigmore Hall.

In autumn 2017, Fröst is joined by Janine Jansen, Lucas Debargue and Torleif Thedéen to release Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, his second recording for Sony Classics. Together this season, the Quartet will give performances of the work worldwide, including at New York's Carnegie Hall, as well as in Barcelona, Toronto and Quebec City. Fröst's first recording for the label, Roots, received huge critical acclaim and in recognition he received the 2016 ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year Award for clarinet. Chamber dates this season also include a return to Schubertiade and London's Wigmore Hall to perform with Quatuor Ébène. Fröst regularly performs with leading international artists including Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang, Leif Ove Andsnes, Roland Pöntinen, Maxim Rysanov and Antoine Tamestit.

Highlights of his last season included debuts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Osmo Vänskä) and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (Edo de Waart). He also returned to the Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival (Paavo Järvi), NHK Symphony Orchestra (David Zinman) and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, with whom he also toured Europe. Future tour partners include the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the NDR Radiophilharmonie.

Source: harrisonparrott.com

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See also

Genesis: a concert performance of Martin Fröst – Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (HD 1080p)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro | Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat major – Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Martin Fröst (HD 1080p)

Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps – Martin Fröst, Lucas Debargue, Janine Jansen, Torleif Thedéen (Download 96kHz/24bit & 44.1kHz/16bit)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra – All the posts

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