Symphony No. 4 is not melodic, but is abstract in nature. There are 3 movements, with each movement consisting of music based upon different scales of tones. They are 8, 11 and 10, respectively. The 1st movement contains a hint of the sound of the blues. The next movement is a little more jazzy and also contains sounds of the blues. Sounds of the blues can also be heard in the final movement. Throughout this Symphony, there is experimentation with the different tone scales, as well as with the various instruments and sections of the orchestra; interesting forms of harmony and dissonance are created. Symphony No. 5 is a 21st Century composition, and is a musical treat. It is in 4 movements, abstract in nature, and full of themes which remind one of jazz, the blues, and big band sounds. The 4th movement is somewhat dance-like and has a Latin beat to it. Close your eyes and you will wonder if you are in a concert hall or dance hall. I recommend this recording to those interested in contemporary symphonies.