THE PIANO MUSIC OF FLORENCE PRICE
4/5 ★ "Ege is adept at revealing the contours of the melody underneath the profusion of Price’s rich harmonies, and moulds the beautifully judged transitions between sections with a sure hand."
Ivan Hewett - The Telegraph
"Newcomers who listen to the “Fantasies Nègres” will not only find a gift that bears witness to (as Ms Ege puts it) “the plurality of human expression”, but one that creates enchantingly memorable music."
"These Fantasies capture Price at her most expressive, and this performance finds Ege at her most intuitive."
Michael Andor Bordeur - The Washington Post
"Ege’s manual dexterity is more than up to these often-demanding works."
Clive Paget - Musical America
"Featuring the first complete recording of Price’s Fantasies Nègres, this exuberant, enormously enjoyable recital was born out of Ege’s fascinating research into the music of Black female composers working in and around Chicago in the 1930s, and her love and understanding of these pieces shines through every phrase."
Katherine Cooper - Presto Classical
"The piano writing is fluent and expert, and the same could be said of Ege's performances. Heard in a fine recording from the University of Surrey, this is a must-have."
Colin Clarke - International Piano Magazine
4/5 ★ "Dr Ege is to be admired for the way she has not only brought the music to our attention via this lovely disc, but has put in the work to find the pieces in the first place."
Robert Hugill - Planet Hugill
FOUR WOMEN: MUSIC FOR SOLO PIANO
BY PRICE, KAPRALOVA, BILSLAND & BONDS
4.5/5 ★ "Stunning piano music by four neglected female composers."
Lisa MacKinney - Limelight
"Samantha Ege is to be congratulated, not only for her insightful interpretation, particularly in the works of Bilsland and Bonds, but for her goal to bring the music of these composers to greater public awareness."
Judith Mabary - International Alliance for Women in Music
"Ege understands these pieces on a fundamental level, and her rapport with the music comes shining through in her playing."
Meg Wilhoite - Sound Meets Sound
“Beyond the significant historiographical effort of Four Women, the project highlights the piano itself as a musical shapeshifter, and Ege as an immensely creative soloist.”
Cara Search - Sybaritic Singer