Outstanding Toscanini interpretations presented in very good to excellent sound for the period. Mendelssohn is a difficult composer to conduct well as phrasing is critical. Toscanini knows what to do with this music and the results are just wonderful. To my knowledge this is the best source for the "Scotch Symphony" with Toscanini; worth owning just for that alone. Better sound than other Toscanini Mendelssohn issues with which I am familiar. Buy before it gets withdrawn. Would give it more stars if I could. Great performances by one of the all-time greatest conductors.