“… one leaves Austin’s concert with the sense of having heard something written by a person who honestly loves music and is constantly discovering new reasons why she does…”

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  • Portrait Concert of Chamber Music, sponsored by GEDOK

    Mannheimer Morgen,  May 24, 1991 (Fischer) (translated) – Mannheim, Germany “…The American composer, Elizabeth Austin, ….proved that contemporary music can not only be interesting and also aesthetically stimulating but also has the potential to fill concert halls…..One of the most prominent characteristics of her writing is the great discretion (‘delicacy’), one could almost say the […]

  • Premiere of An die Nachgeborenen (To Those Born Later) for SATB Chorus & piano

    Mannheimer Morgen, February 8, 1992 (translated) – Mannheim, Germany “…acknowledges with both fury and grief the fate of a deceived generation; it (the work) does not disguise the expression of pain and hurt.  This work by no means appears to be embarassed by an asethetic which does not necessarily reject the use of effective means….one heard […]

  • Concert of Women Composers in Mannheim, sponsored by GEDOK

    Rheinpfalz Zeitung, May 28/29, 1994 (translated) “…Elizabeth Austin’s Circling for cello and piano began the concert, whose title provided both form and motivic patterns…polystylistic work with exciting interpretations as they set modern fragmentation and neoromantic lyricism, inner strife and a cantabile line against one another….. Mannheimer Morgen, May 28/29, 1994 (translated) “… In Circling, the […]

  • Excerpts from review of Austin CDs

    Excerpts from review of Austin CDs “Reflected Light” and “Sonata for Recorder” Sharon Mirchandani, International Alliance of Women in Music Journal, Winter, 1997 “…this collection will enchant the listener..solid craftsmanship combined with Austin’s impulses and intuition, successfully capturing her ideal of ‘the clarity and tenuousness of reflected light” “…Austin uses an expressive, eclectic language, mixing […]

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