My rating of 3 stars does in no way reflect the quality of this composition by Kaija Saariaho. It is a marvel, a piece of genius even more amazing if you consider that she had never before written for large orchestra before Du Cristal and A la Fumée both of which are masterworks.
My rating of 3 concerns the fact that, despite this score being more expensive than its sister work Du Cristal, it is a photocopied facsimile which in the later pages becomes a little illegible. In my opinion, charging such a price necessitates a top-quality product which I am afraid to say doesn't quite reach the mark.
Mark Glover - (London)