Composers: Andrew Anderson
Compositions: Piano quartets Nos 1 and 2
Performers: Australian Piano Quartet
Catalogue Number: Navona NV6235
There’s a sense of familiarity about Australian composer Andrew Anderson’s music. Because his sound world taps into the romantic DNA of Chopin or Dvořák we get the sense that we know his works. But his discography is tiny – a couple of orchestral works recorded in the early 2000s and a recent recording of the first piano quartet led by Ian Munro which was glowingly reviewed in Limelight.
The Australian Piano Quartet’s coupling of Anderson’s two quartets is especially welcome. The first, completed in 2010, opens...