". . .perhaps the most impressive, motivated handling of orchestral forces in an output which has always demonstrated an extraordinary control of large forms. And the most telling of its time-tricks is that it compacts such a fecundity of ideas into a duration that, you are astonished to discover, barely exceeds 15 minutes. It feels twice as long; and I don't say that as criticism. Merely, as a tribute to the substance, depth and technical accomplishment of an outstanding score."
The Independent on Sunday (Michael White), 25 July 1993