The orchestra used by Peter Maxwell Davies for his Fourth Symphony is of Classical period proportions, but this relatively compact framework belies a richness of ideas and sonorities. With its starting point in the tone poem Chat Moss, the single-movement Fifth Symphony utilizes a more varied orchestral palette than its predecessor, with a large percussion section often in evidence. Both works are performed here by the orchestras for which they were written.
**** - Good
Norbet Tischer - Pizzicato magazine - November 2012
"...Reissues at an attractive price of the authoritative performances of two striking symphonic works."
Mark Sealey - MusicWeb-International.com - 9 October 2012