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  • American Tribute

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    American Tribute

    Jonathan Cohler, clarinet
    Rasa Vitkauskaite, piano

    Works by:

    Leonard Bernstein, Victor Babin, Robert Muczynski, Simon Sargon, Dana Wilson, Paquito D'Rivera

    “a CD every clarinetist should have in their collection!”
       —Paquito D'Rivera

    “one of the best clarinet CDs to come along in some time”
       —Fanfare

    “A master magician of the clarinet”
       —Simon Sargon

    “supple sound and formidable technique…Cohler displays a complete command of his instrument…he plays with a real sense of style… Few classical artists are as much at home in all these musical worlds, but Cohler seems to revel in them…Highly recommended!”
       —Fanfare, Richard A. Kaplan

    “Cohler is a supreme advocate…chocolaty legato…Cohler’s tone is delicious at whichever velocity…sheer mastery of instrument…one can only marvel at Cohler’s silken evenness of delivery…Recommended, and not just to clarinetists.”
       —Colin Clarke

    “Jonathan Cohler carries off this solid program with infectious charm, beautifully focused tone, and delightful agility. Rasa Vitkauskaite, a native of Lithuania, balances Cohler’s brilliant voice with a certain gravitas and polished technique; this is a very good team.”
       —Peter Burwasser

  • Rasa Vitkauskaite: Reflections

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    Rasa Vitkauskaite: Reflections

    Rasa Vitkauskaite, piano

    Works by:

    Maurice Ravel, Lowell Liebermann, Ludwig van Beethoven, Carlos Guastavino

    “artistry of poetic and observant sensitivity…a musician with a keen ear for colour and structure…vital glowing performances…illuminating and nuanced…Vitkauskaite finds a fine balance between lyricism and buoyancy…Vitkauskaite caresses and animates every phrase”
       —Gramophone, Donald Rosenberg

    “scintillating pianism and a kaleidoscope of colors…remarkable display of technique and sensitivity…a Beethoven interpreter of penetrating insight…deeply felt performance…a most intelligently programmed and beautifully realized recorded debut recital…enthusiastically recommended release.”
       —Fanfare, Jerry Dubins

  • Romanza

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    Romanza

    Jonathan Cohler, clarinet
    Rasa Vitkauskaite, piano

    Works by:

    Robert Schumann, Sergei Prokofiev, Carlos Guastavino

    “Cohler plays with a gorgeous sense of legato, and pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite is well-attuned to Schumann’s idiom…Cohler’s playing is exemplary—his control, phrasing, and technique are faultless”
       —Fanfare, Richard Kaplan

    “inspired musicianship and excellent technique…He fills each score with warm, sincere lyricism; and he grabs the listener with great charisma and vigor…Vitkauskaite is very much his equal, rendering the music with the poise, prowess, and expressive nuance of an experienced soloist.”
       —American Record Guide

    “…a pleasure to review a clarinet CD where you can forget about the clarinet and just enjoy the music…Cohler’s playing on this CD is marvelous. His tone is light and flexible, and the intonation is impeccable… first-rate playing of pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite…refined musicianship and collaborative skill”
       —The Clarinet Magazine

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