Sunday Times

Both composer and executant here are truly prodigious figures. Finnissy’s 5½-hour cycle of piano pieces is a vast compendium of virtuoso-pianistic and world-historical thought, but Pace not only has the physical/intellectual stamina to perform the work in concert and record it on five CDs, but to explain it in such detail that his 98-page booklet essay isn’t enough. (It will be “greatly extended” in a free online PDF file.) It is hardly possible to comment significantly on such a phenomenon in a capsule review, but I heartily recommend this profoundly dedicated undertaking as a source of stimulus and as something to live with.

—Paul Driver