“ This album is a showcase for the virtuosity of Swedish clarinetist Emil Jonason, who displays phenomenal technique and an ability to exude excitement in everything he plays.”
CLASSICAL VOICE NORTH AMERICA
“ Jonason is impeccably smoothe and suave…
…It is a joy. ”
THE GRAMOPHONE, UNITED KINGDOM
“ Mr Jonason appears to combine the brilliant extended techniques, the interest in recent repertoire, and indeed the rock star pizazz required to get the gig.
“ To my ears this clarinet concerto is the best example from [Christian Lindberg] I’ve heard to date – and that’s saying something!
“…this disc provides a first-class introduction to the dazzling artistry of a brilliant clarinet talent.”
“ A dream-like performance full of powerful energy and vivid virtuosity. ”
LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE, AUSTRALIA
“ …the catchy music has unmistakably something magical, dreamy, illusionistic…
… [Jonason’s] smooth, busty playing is beautifully expressed here. ‘Lisa and the Magic Cape’ has something magical, now that the title says it all. The orchestra creates a sound nebula and the clarinet sounds like a magic flute…”
NIEUWE NOTEN, HOLLAND