This disc contains world première recordings of works by some of Australia’s top contemporary composers. Music which is approachable, understandable and destined to become well-loved.
"Trevor Barnard is an ideal performer in this collection of pieces with which he has a long association. Indeed, most of them were dedicated to and/or first performed by him. ... a very enjoyable cross-selection of accessible and attractive works that repay repeated hearings. Very entertaining and well worth investigating."
"This..music..is eclectic and free-spirited..unvarnished direct expression. [Werder’s Monograph]is vivid and easy to grasp..[Allen’s pieces] are sweet and whimsical with wry accents..Trevor Barnard presents this music with power and conviction."
“ Trevor Barnard, the British-born Australian pianist plays these often difficult pieces very well, achieving a wonderful full sound. The recording is exemplary. The cover design and full notes (many by the composers) are excellent. The disc is an interesting one and indicates the wealth of composing talent in the Antipodes."