“What you missed was a clever triptych of Max’s works, ably conducted by Ben Gernon — and appropriately, given the orchestra, a very Scottish one. Ebb of Winter, written last year just before the composer was diagnosed with leukemia, is a slow, anxious thaw — the Orkney frost reluctantly fading as trumpets desolately whoop and sparse strings trade in anxious negotiations. The gnarly moments give the work its backbone, and make the final glimmers that much more rewarding.”

Times, September 2014