25 Contemporary Etudes for Advanced Clarinetists composed by Sam Sadigursky.
A must for any clarinet virtuoso. These are beautiful etudes. -Walt Weiskopf, New York clarinetist and saxophonist, Eastman School of Music faculty member
Sam has seamlessly woven some of the most difficult technical challenges on the clarinet into beautifully organic and musical phrases. These studies are a very welcome addition to the canon of clarinet studies because they are musically worth all the effort that is put into learning them. - John Cipolla, Selmer clarinet artist, Western Kentucky University faculty member
Sam's etudes are a clever evolution of this art form. They provide a workout that is geared toward clarinetists who want to prepare for the kind of musical life that exists beyond the orchestra, or even beyond classical repertoire. Bravo! - Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinetist, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music faculty
I love these etudes of Sam Sadigursky. They re obsessive, concentrated, right on point. These etudes grip onto important musical/technical issues and don t let go. They re challenging, but the real challenge is mastering the musicality in them. If the familiar clarinet etudes are the meal, Sadigursky has just given us the espresso.... - Andrew Sterman, recording artist, member of the Phillip Glass Ensemble
These are very challenging etudes and I would recommend them to any clarinet player or doubler who wants to really get inside the clarinet technique. - Charles Pillow, New York City clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer
The purpose of a true 'etude' is to go beyond mere technical exercise, it should help widen the instrumentalist's musical expressivity as well as expand technique. We know this from the great works of masters like Chopin and Ligeti, but pianists should not have all the fun! Sam Sadigursky's Clarinet Etudes are challenging, well-constructed and above all, musical endeavours. You can really sink your teeth into these pieces and you will be the better clarinetist and a more creative player as a result. - Ned Rothenberg , acclaimed solo artist and performer