Vladimir Frolov

Tchaikovsky Research
Vladimir Frolov (d. 1895)

Russian clarinettist and arranger (d. 1895); born Vladimir Yakovlevich Frolov (Владимир Яковлевич Фролов).

After graduating from K. Zimmerman's clarinet classes at the Moscow Conservatory in 1876, Frolov joined the orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He made arrangements of Tchaikovsky's piano Romance, Op. 5 for military band and small symphony orchestra, which were published by Jurgenson in 1895 and 1896.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Vladimir Frolov has survived, dating from 1889, and has been translated into English on this website:

5 letters from Frolov to the composer, all dating from 1889, are preserved in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin (a4, Nos. 4550–4554).