I can see how your style has developed from the 1st symphony to the
5th. Symphony V is extremely dramatic and I love its colors and timbres;
here you are at your utmost stylistic achievements. Also, it is so
original to have in the process of recording first the orchestra and
then the voices. As usual the vocal parts come first and dictate to
the whole instrumental ensemble how to play.
, Olomouc, 21.5.04 (Ton Meister for Symphony V world-premiere
recording and for the whole CD)
on completing the first stage of recording of Symphony V.
I feel that the continuity of the five symphonies flowing into
each other create a certain organic drama. I may perceive your five
symphonies as one big symphony consisting of 5 sections, reaching
its highest peak in the fifth section.
Nancy van de Vate (president of Vienna Modern Masters’
in a letter to the composer, Vienna, December 2004
Robert Stern (composer and musicologiste)
in a letter to the composer, USA (MA), August 31, 2010