” The second movement’s melody lines was a blessing for the soul…
…the broad melodies and the striking orchestration will continue to bringing down the house in the future, as it did on the premiere…
…Jonason impressed by using his entire range of expression and playing…”
– Helsingborgs Dagblad
After last week’s world premiere of Emmy Lindström’s clarinet concerto “At the Hills of Hampstead Heath”.
I could not be more proud of my debut CD, and especially proud for this review.
“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, and provides further evidence of Christian Lindberg’s growing compositional mastery.”
” Jonason plays it to the hilt, seemingly as far gone in places as Lindberg. There’s a great deal of fun to be had if you’re happy to go along with the helter-skelter twists and turns, chiaroscuro emotions and volte-face shifts in mood.”
“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.”
Limelight Magazine writes:
“He’s smooth and flexible as he soars above the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra…”
“A dream-like performance full of powerful energy and vivid virtuosity.”
“Jonason is impeccably smoothe and suave…”
“[The Erratic Dreams…] is a joy.”
Childishly proud for the review by The Gramophone!!