Jarvi's recording of the Symphony in C is a revelation. I own 2 others, so I really purchased this for Roma, which I had not heard. Plenty of excitement in the symphony, and the impossibly beautiful slow mvmt is rendered perfectly. Makes Benzi and LSO, and even Beecham seem dull in comparison. How does a 16 year old write such a profoundly gorgeous piece? Mozart's and Mendlelssohn's influence is here, but it is not imitation (sadly, like those 2, Bizet died young as well). It is a uniquely delicious creation. Roma is rarely played and recorded. The liner notes suggest it cannot make up its mind whether to be a symphony or a lighter piece. So, you need to take it on its own terms. No such problem exists with Jeux d'enfants. It is unabashedly a suite. If you have an affinity for Debussy's Petite Suite, you will enjoy this. The liner notes are on spot, it reveals Bizet's liveliness, concision and clarity of outline, imagination and youthful energy. The recording of the orchestra de Paris displays the same vigor that these pieces call for. A very nice disc.