Michael White, writing in the Independent On Sunday
newspaper says '. . .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 , 25th July 1993