Concert & Recording Reviews
CD Review: “Andrew Anderson: Piano Quartet, Violin Sonata, In Black Ink”: The best classical CDs of 2018. readings.com.au
This collection highlights Anderson’s gift for expansive melodies in intimate form.
CD Review: “Andrew Anderson: Piano Quartet, Violin Sonata, In Black Ink”. Limelight July 2018, pg 77
[The album is] a gentle entry point into contemporary classical music - and a fulfilling end point, too. This is the sort of album that makes one proud of Australian composition.
CD Review: “Andrew Anderson: Piano Trio in E Minor” Limelight June 2016, pg 77
...the trio begins with a commanding Dramatico and Emma Jardine (violin), William Hewer (cello), and Benjamin Kopp (piano) present the simple and thematic opening on equal footing.... The piano opens Religioso - described in the notes as "a contemplative movement of hope". It's emotionally effective through resounding independent lines... The spirit of Saint-Saëns can be heard in the following Poco agitato, a frisky movement that leads into Inquieto. After a firery opening, it comes to a serene conclusion.
This work certainly has enough presence to hold its own on the album.
Concert Review (Miniatures for clarinet & piano, City Recital Hall, Sydney): Small Scale Wonder – Full of Delight (18th October, 2017). garjones.com.au
This playful and at times moving work was surprisingly sharp within the taut constraints of its small scale. … These were tasty morsels, full of wit and craft. One wanted to taste them again.
Composer Interview by Kiera Stevens (2nd September 2018; rebroadcast 7th September 2018). Reflections, 3MBS Fine Music - Melbourne
All Things Great and Small : Andrew Anderson talks Miniatures (8th October, 2017). omegaensemble.com.au