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First performance by the London Sinfonietta conducted by Oliver Knussen, St John's, Smith Square, London, 5 April 1982
Andrew Ford makes strong and memorable ideas.
Stephen Walsh, The Observer
[Ford's Concerto for Orchestra is] an effective and finely crafted addition to the repertory . . . [There is] no doubt of his command of the material; cohesive both in its overall design and in its smaller episodes, and uncommonly sure in its working out of larger gestures from complex textures. The final climax, relentlessly prepared, had flashes of real Xenakis-like elemental energy.
Dominic Gill, The Financial Times
His Concerto for Orchestra is bursting with ideas.
Martin Dreyer, The Musical Times