"Ross Bauer's compositions consistently reveal clarity of form coupled with expressive elegance and a distinct musical trajectory that rewards the listener with its internal logic and compelling conclusions. He is a mature composer of artistic power, uncommon poetic vision and unbridled imagination."
Academy Award Citation, American Academy of Arts and Letters "Ross Bauer's "Ritual Fragments", played at the end of the concert,
used the instrumentation...with imagination and poetry."
Griffiths, The New York Times "Lines of musical
conversation cross over, smartly, in Ross Bauer's "Tributaries", for
cello, piano and percussion. Feisty, interactive writing is key -- one
musician finishes another's sentence, and all exude a seductive
restlessness beneath the neatly structured surface."
Josef Woodard, The Los Angeles Times "...strong emotional gestures behind the compositional shaping.
There was a rhapsodic quality of the kind that violinists easily take
to, along with a sense that event was leading to event in a necessary,
cogent fashion. To these ears, the sense of inevitability in the
workmanship has a curious and attractive mysteriousness in it. That may
be a way of saying that your reviewer descried real substance in it,
the unfakable genuine article, and would like to hear it again."
Buell, The Boston Globe
Driver, The Boston Globe
"...an aptitude both for extrovert
gestures in the post-twelve tone, Stockhausen-influenced manner of
piano writing and for delicate varied effects of color. The structure
was weighty and real: it was possible to follow the argument as though
one were reading a book. The piece stays in the memory as a thing
distinctly achieved, a thing added to the world."