The Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Lloyd.
Recorded in Troy Music Hall, New York State.
During World War II, Lloyd served in the Royal Marines on the Arctic convoys in HMS Trinidad. His ship was torpedoed and he sustained severe shell-shock. His Swiss wife Nancy and he travelled to Switzerland after the war where he slowly regained his health, and where he wrote his Fourth Symphony. The score is inscribed 'A world of darkness, storms, strange colours and a faraway peacefulness."
..I was hardly prepared for the imaginative power, for the fibre and muscle and sheer instrumental brilliance of the writing of this 65 minute score...a world of haunting tranquillity...could almost be a long lost ballet by Tchaikovsky...Daily Telegraph