BIS Records 2017 – Emil Jonason plays Lindberg and Golijov
“ 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.”
// MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL
“ 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
2012 and Beautiful Insanities marks the tenth anniversary of Emil Jonason and Peter Friis Johansson as a duo. Two unique soloists who ever since their first concert – on a cold Friday morning at Södra Latins Gymnasium, Stockholm – have constantly aimed to broaden the borders of classical music.
C. Debussy – Premiére Rhapsodie
R. Schumann – Soireestucke
F. Poulenc – Clarinet Sonata
A. Berg – Vier Stucke
G. Gershwin – Prelude No 2
T. Waits – Lucinda
S. Rachmaninoff – Etude Tableau Op. 39 No. 9
C. Saint-Saëns – Lento, from Clarinet Sonata
V. Monti – Csárdás
Producer & Sound engineer: Sebastian Örnemark
Contact Emil directly if you want to place an order for the CD.