Quite frankly, I think this is one of Vangelis's best works.
I think many don't realise he is a modern day Prokofiev or Rachmananoff.
Vangelis combines both modern and ancient in this work, and quite frankly, it is one of my favourite albums...
I'm a classical freak actually (Sibeleius) - and some of the Russian Composers. I've come to add as many of Vangelis's recordings as I can find.