The Sydney Morning Herald - Metropolitan section
Tuesday January 22, 2002
Reviewed by Peter McCallum
". . . These final concerts [Jan 20, 3.00pm and 9.00 pm] provided a chance to compare pianos by two outstanding Australian makers; the piano used for Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time in the final concert was by Sydney maker Ron Overs. The Overs is rich where the Stuart is clear. The Overs's mellowness was particularly welcome in the plangent repeated chords of the fifth movement for cello and piano, Praise to the Eternity of Jesus, and the eighth for violin and piano, Praise to the Immortality of Jesus.
The performance of the Messiaen was rewarding although insecure in places. . . "
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Published in the Sydney Morning Herald, January 22, 2002
First published on Overs Pianos website, January 22, 2002