Four Inventions (2008)
“This superb concert featured the highly acclaimed London based Australian pianist Antony Gray, who has recorded vast quantities of music for the ABC.
The concert opened with Barcarole and Sleepers Wake, two delicate pieces by Andrew Schultz …the first … was open and light in texture, yet featured heavily, internally dampened low bass notes, giving an unusual percussive pedal note effect below the gentle melodic line.
…Four Inventions by Andrew Schultz is music taken from his opera The Children’s Bach and the four contrasting sections gave an opportunity for Gray to exhibit more of his technical skill and considered interpretation.” [glamadelaide.com, 23 August 2009]
“Two widely different pieces by distinguished Australian composer Andrew Schultz book-ended the first half. His characteristically opulent style permeated Barcarole and Sleepers Wake amidst rich textures and languorous lyricism, while the slightly quirky Four Inventions (from The Children’s Bach), a sort of latter day take on Schumann’s Kinderscenen, revelled in decoration and felicitous irony.” [Rodney Smith, Adelaide Advertiser, Adelaidenow.com.au, August 2009]
“Little Interlude for Billy [Invention no. 3] by Andrew Schultz is an expressive but very sad lament…. Deceptively simple, [his] Paradise Bar Prelude [Invention no. ] is a maze of changing time signatures and block chords that require complete accuracy.” [Rita Crews, The Studio, 2011]