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  • November 27, 2023

    Announcing Composer Douglas Anderson’s Multi-Year Recording Project

    Composer Douglas Anderson is thrilled to unveil a multi-year release project of four new albums. Continuing the success of previous albums such as ONE AT A TIME, featuring solo instrumental works, and a compelling collection of chamber symphonies, Anderson is […]

  • August 8, 2018

    PARMA Recordings’ The Inside Story: Douglas Anderson and ONE AT A TIME

    Douglas Anderson is a prolific composer, conductor, educator, and producer who has been active in the New York area for 45 years. He studied music and psychology at Columbia University, and received his doctorate in music composition in 1980. His […]

Press: Compositions

  • Performance Review: on Through/In

    October 7, 2022

    “This a bold, atonal work perfectly suited to the shifting emotional mindscape of our age…It works very well.  It’s a true gesamtkunstwerk.”

  • Album Review: ArkivMusic Editorial on One at a Time

    May 29, 2020

    “In this album, you will hear the diversity of the composer’s inspiration amid its intense, physical element. The first track, appropriately named “…increasingly, physical…”, establishes tension with consistent building and release, creating captivating drama that draws the listener in immediately. The […]

  • Album Review: The Clarinet [Online] on One at a Time

    February 28, 2020

    (about “…vikings, unless…”) “…The work is altogether thoroughly engaging, and Anderson’s intimation — without explicit articulation — of such sophisticated narrative elements with such limited musical materials is commendable…”

  • Album Review: The Clarinet [Online] on One at a Time

    February 28, 2020

    (about Piece for Clarinet and Tape) “…beeps and blips of the tape…perfectly capture the zeitgeist of the nascent computer era, with all of its possibility, mystery and vague sense of anxiety. The tape also has a fascinating way of constructing a […]

  • Album Review: Gramophone Magazine on One at a Time

    November 29, 2018

    “Writing solo pieces can be a challenge with instruments that have limited ability to explore, or suggest, harmonic regions.  Yet Anderson is canny when faced with such apparent obstacles.  He employs various techniques specific to each instrument in shaping compelling […]

  • Album Review: InfoDad on One at a Time

    August 19, 2018

    “Listeners who enjoy modern solo-instrument music as a genre will be intrigued by the offerings on a Ravello CD featuring works by Douglas Anderson.”

Press: Conducting

  • Performance Review: New York Theatre Wire on Images of Her, Through/In, Simonetta

    October 1, 2022

    “Anderson expertly conducted both works, and the orchestra performed flawlessly throughout the evening.” Images of Her, the world premieres of Through/In by Douglas Anderson, and of Simonetta, by Larry Lipkis

  • Audience Praise of Performance of Haydn’s Religious Choral Music with the Putnam Chorale

    December 5, 2018

    ”…Beautiful! Rich and full bodied—a fine wine…Powerful production. Electrifying….SUBLIME…Musicianship is top notch all around…Love it!! Gave me chills.”

  • Audience Praise After Performance of the Complete Messiah in Putnam County, NY

    December 4, 2016

    Beautiful, excellent, superb…Brilliant!…Fabulous…Absolutely outstanding – just marvelous…Amazing performance…Spectacular! Great!…This was Fantastic…Messiah performed with the most heart I’ve ever seen/heard.  Loved the flow – I was swept away, transported…

  • Performance Review: The New York Amsterdam News

    April 23, 1998

    “a delightful evening…The orchestra responded well to the baton of Dr. Anderson…[The Moldau] was handled quite well with spontaneity and spark. Anderson was able to extract the right color and voice from the music…” Re: Orchestral concert (music by Rossini, […]

  • Performance Review: Sightlines on Martín’s Beast and Superbeast (world premiere)

    September 5, 1996

    “Dr. Anderson completed the picture by skillfully conducting the orchestra through the intricate score.”

  • Performance Review: The New York Post on Beast and Superbeast World Premiere

    June 24, 1996

    “a terrific show, wholeheartedly supported by conductor Douglas Anderson and his vibrant pit band.” Re: Martín’s Beast and Superbeast (world premiere)