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Max Reger: Music for Clarinet and Piano
Alan R. Kay, Jon Klibonoff

$ 14.99

Max Reger's three clarinet sonatas form the main course of this beautifully rendered recital.  The two op. 49 sonatas and the late op. 107 sonata, when heard together, perfectly illustrate that turbulent period of transition from the Romantic era to the twentieth century.  Alan R. Kay, Principal Clarinetist of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Jon Klibonoff, first prize winner of the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, deliver performances that are simultaneously intimate and full of instrumental virtuosity.



Clarinetist Alan R. Kay plays with all the wise and sensitive phrasing and all the limpid beauty of tone one would hope for, and pianist Jon Klibinoff is every bit as good...every aspect of this album unites to create an exceptionally lovely listening experience. Strongly recommended.” - CD HotList

An excellent introduction to the composer’s work.” - Fanfare

Easily one of the best recorded on behalf of a composer who many feel deserves better. Kay and Klibonoff boast superb clarity, warm phrasing, and Teutonic angst when called on; and their teamwork is smooth and natural.” - American Record Guide

Kay and Klibonoff make a great team. I found their performances of these works to be engaging and true to Reger’s intentions with these compositions.” - Finding Beauty in Ephemera

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Albumblatt, WoO II/13
Sonata in Ab major, Op. 49 No. 1
Sonata in F# minor, Op. 49 No. 2
Sonata in Bb major, Op. 107
Tarantella, WoO II/12

Alan R. Kay, clarinet
Jon Klibonoff, piano