This is music that perfectly conjures up Arctic vistas, especially in the Cantus, with its ghostly bird recordings and wide orchestral spaces. The concerto and symphony reveal their melodic beauty on subsequent listenings; this is not "hard" modern music. Both orchestra and soloist perform admirably, and the recording is up to Naxos' usual high standard. This CD was purchased on a whim, and I was not disappointed. Something a bit different, and highly recommended, especially at this price.