This CD would seem to have a winning mix: 3 masterpieces by a great composer, played by a leading orchestra under an experienced Swiss conductor, recorded and issued by a major label. So I'm probably in a minority when I express some reservations.
These don't apply to the first and last pieces, the Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments (1949) and the Etudes for String Orchestra (1955-56). They are among Martin's most direct and immediately enjoyable pieces, and they receive fine performances here, recorded in warm, full sound.
Polyptyque (1972-73) is another matter. I have tried over time to like this performance, which is every bit as well played as the rest of the program, but: no good. Marieke Blankestijn is a fine violinist, but her interpretation seems to me expressive in the wrong way, full of Romantic vibrato and generalized emotionalism. These six 'Passiontide Pictures' demand a willingness to plunge into a realm of spiritual nakedness and intensity, akin to the austerity of J.S. Bach, that eludes the performers and conductor here. Also, the pictorial element, so crucial to the impact of this work, seems to me to be underrealized. Versions by violinists such as Yehudi Menuhin (EMI) and more recently Muriel Cantoreggi (ECM) and Willi Zimmermann (MDG) carry far more conviction to my ears. I realize this is a highly personal reaction, and other listeners may well react more positively to this interpretation.