"The majestic aerial ballet of Andean condors inspired Lopez's more rigorous cello concerto, "Lord of the Air,"
which Jesus Castro-Balbi, the virtuosic cellist to whom it is dedicated, dispatches with palpable intensity."
Chicago Tribune

"Committed playing by Jesús Castro-Balbi, and unarguably idiomatic response from the
Norwegian Radio Orchestra under the watchful guidance of Miguel Harth-Bedoya."
Gramophone (UK)

"The most impressive piece here is "Lord of the Air", a cello concerto inspired by the Andean condor.
It opens in urgent but unstable manner, with gifted cellist Jesus Castro-Balbi and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra
swapping phrases and flourishes, until a pulsing orchestral ostinato aids lift-off."
The Independent (UK)