Thomas Whitman’s Romanza … [is] solidly within the Philadelphia school of inside-and-outside the piano color and an abundance of whole tones. His attention to long melody helps to establish his own voice within this context in a very convincing and arresting work, sounding at times like some cross-bred time-warp offspring of George Crumb in the late 19th century.

– 20th Century Music, November 1998, reviewing the North/South Consonance recording