". . . the happy surprise, of his Little Concert. . . beneath the graceful long lines and jig-like spurts of a solo part expressly written for Melinda Maxwell, Maw finds time and space enough to draw quite long-range implications from his basic motif of a semitone plus a major third, and to insert some of his special, densely poetic harmonies."

Bayan Northcott, The Independent, 6 June 1988