Dedicated to Sharon Bezaly. 'A monumental piece, in effect a symphony for flute and orchestra, intense, magical and poetic with its awakening to a new dawn, a reconciliation beyond dispair' (Bezaly).'The concerto covers some profound areas, its roots lying in a collection of poetry of life's fragility and transience, as well as the death of his father and illness of his beloved dog' (Gramophone). 'A work of frequently ravishing beauty (Music Web).
MIDEM (Cannes) Classical Award 2006 - Best Contemporary Disc. Gramophone: Editor's Choice. Music Web: Recording of the Month. Classics Today 10/10; Klassik Heute: 10/10/10.