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“Clarinetist Jonathan Sage’s masterful interpretation [of Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint] suitably highlights that lyrical side in the opening bars, before proceeding merrily on through the repetitive, music-box perkiness of the work”
Paddy Kehoe, RTÉ
“Clarinettist Jonathan Sage’s new recital album [Strange Machines] is very accomplished, showing him to be a virtuosic and expressive player. [...] There is a command and an authenticity in the playing. Never are you in any doubt that these are definitive performances, however new the material might have been when Sage recorded them, and you are convinced that he understands every note. [...] In Sage’s terrific playing here I detect the ghost of Alan Hacker"
Roger Heaton, Tempo (Cambridge University Press)
“Jonathan Sage was an agile but intimate soloist in the Mozart. For all his twinkling fingerwork, it was the Adagio – taken very slowly – that truly impressed, the pianissimo return of the theme breathtaking”
Martin Dreyer, York Press
“Benedict Schlepper-Connolly composed this most interesting piece [Another Country] I found myself listening to the track time after time. Excellent! In every track Jonathan’s playing is excellent (and stamina extraordinary).”
Kenneth Morris, Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine
N E W S
Strange Machines CD launched:
My new CD, Strange Machines, has been launched this spring, featuring solo clarinet works by Berio, Saariaho, Elliott Carter and Neil Tòmas Smith. Also on the disc are two new pieces for basset clarinet and percussion by Martin Scheuregger and Christopher Leedham, featuring the incomparable Delia Stevens.
To purchase a copy of Strange Machines, click here