New Releases: Martin Fröst – Vivaldi; Sean Shibe – Bach
25 May 2020, 10:00 | Updated: 25 May 2020, 10:01
Throughout the week Classic FM’s presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases. This week: ‘Vivaldi’ by Martin Fröst and ‘Bach’ by Sean Shibe.
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Vivaldi – Martin Fröst
The new release, described as a ‘baroque adventure’, looks to answer the question: “What might Vivaldi have composed for the clarinet if it had been more fully developed?”
To explore this idea, Fröst uses a specially designed boxwood instrument on the recordings to replicate the sound of 18th-century clarinets.
The musician is joined on the album by the award-winning baroque ensemble Concerto Köln.
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Bach – Sean Shibe
Shibe gives a series of stunning solo performances on the album, including renditions of Bach’s E and C minor Suite, and his Prelude, Fugue and Allegro.
At just 28 years old, Sean Shibe is recognised as one of the most prominent guitarists of his generation.
The musician was the first guitarist to receive the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Young Artists, an accolade he collected in 2018.