The liner notes will set the stage better than I can.
The five movements are relatively short--just under ten minutes--so the music carries the listener quickly through the different stages of his or her imagination. This haste is deliberate. The mysteries that the forest musically reveals are intended to be swift and sure. Like fairies flittering in the forest, if you look away for a second, they disappear. The sunlight shifts its streamers rapidly and unexpectedly as you journey through the woods, casting surprising shadows that counterpoint the light. The fog rolls in with surprising rapidity. The emotional rush builds as the listener discovers that the mysterious forest is a green maze through which s/he must navigate.
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Library Music News Beat