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Press: Compositions

  • Album Review: Cinemusical on One at a Time

    August 10, 2018

    “When we think of music for a solo instrument, it often implies an additional accompaniment, usually a keyboard.  One at a Time implies here the way a composer can explore the possibilities of a single instrument exploring its unique timbre, registral qualities, […]

  • Album Review: Midwest Records on One at a Time

    July 18, 2018

    “Solo instrumental works decanted over the last 40 years are what this retrospective is all about. A deep thinking cat that never gives you what you expect even when you think you know what’s coming next, Anderson pulls off the […]

  • Review: Cinemusical on In Memoriam from the Album Sparks: Miniature Works for Orchestra

    January 8, 2017

    “…a warm string sound with delicate wind and brass lines floating through the texture in this moving work.”

  • Album Review: on Chamber Symphonies 2, 3, & 4

    June 14, 2016

    “…rhythmic fluidity of speech and elegance of contrapuntal texture, sometimes dense but still intelligible… Excellent interpretative performances by the ensembles that alternate in the performances, namely Eight Strings & A Whistle and”

  • Album Review: Avant Music News on Chamber Symphonies 2, 3, & 4

    February 8, 2016

    “…all three works display an essential melodic coherence, the salient features of the rows remaining recognizable throughout the repetitions and variations Anderson has them undergo. One side effect of this transparency is a remarkable clarity of line, which is also […]

  • Album Review: Sonograma on Chamber Symphonies 2, 3, & 4

    January 29, 2016

    “With this album, Anderson makes his debut on the Ravello label with a musical offering of big sounds through small instrumental chamber groups; timbre, sonorous atmospheres and harmonic richness become the protagonists of the solid ideas of the American composer… […]

Press: Conducting

  • Performance Review: Opera News on Garden of Mystery Stage Premiere

    May 5, 1996

    “enchanting, graceful vocal lines and heavily perfumed orchestration…conductor Douglas Anderson and his orchestra were on top of the music.” Re: Cadman’s Garden of Mystery (stage premiere)

  • Performance Review: The Westsider on Cadman’s Garden of Mystery (stage premiere)

    March 1, 1996

    “a marvelous musical discovery…the score is exquisitely realized and truly inspiring to hear just as pure music…Douglas Anderson’s conducting and the instrumental playing deserve a first recording.”

  • Performance Review: Sightlines on Faustworks Concert

    June 1, 1995

    “(Douglas Anderson) conducted the instrumental ensemble throughout the entire evening, in complete command of the four diverse musical styles.” Re: Faustworks

  • Performance Review: New York Times on Hello Out There and Trouble in Tahiti

    June 7, 1994

    “The performance was energetic and generally idiomatic, with sharp direction from Douglas Anderson.” Re: Beeson’s Hello Out There and Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti

  • Performance Review: New York Times on Albright’s Seven Deadly Sins

    October 23, 1993

    “Douglas Anderson led a clean performance.” Re: Albright’s Seven Deadly Sins

  • Performance Review: New York Times on Holst’s Savitri

    March 3, 1993

    “Douglas Anderson ably led the small orchestra.” Re: Holst’s Savitri