"... an ... essential purchase. Knussen once again proves an ideal guide to three further works by Goehr ... Colossos or Panic, Op 55(1992), which launches the programme is an audacious and compellingly argued 25-minute symphonic work inspired by Goya’s painting of the same name ... Colossos or Panic - rather like Goya’s striking canvas - is awesomely itself and, I would argue, one of his finest and boldest statements in any genre. Knussen and the BBCSO map out clearly its statisfying overarching design, whilst highlighting vividly all its teeming details. This is a stunning traversal of a genuine magnum opus... Knussen, soprano Claire Booth, contralto Hilary Summers and members of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group approach the score [The Deluge] with taste, style and a genuine feel for its stark poetry... Beautifully moulded scrupulously detailed and deeply persuasive, this new reading of one of Goehr’s most affecting and directly communicative scores [Little Symphony] makes a profoundly satisfying conclusion to NMC’s programme..."