'Most complex and most fascinating was Knussen’s neo-impressionistic Océan de Terre…an atmospheric, multi-layered setting…'
Los Angeles Times (Daniel Carriga), 24 February 1988

'…a sumptuous piece, clotted with color, dense with incident, yet also transparent in its design; it lets you know where you are.'
Boston Globe (Richard Dyer), 7 August 1991

'...with a growling, fluttering, cunningly orchestrated, densely-packed sound, Ocean de Terre evokes images of deep, churning water so vividly that the coval line almost seems like an afterthought'
Richard Ginell, The Daily News, Los Angeles, 24 February 1988