This Bruckner 6 was the first in the Tintner series that I bought and I have them all now. Having collected records of the Bruckner symphonies for 50 years now, and having (in addition to the Tintner set) the complete sets by Jochum/DGG, Haitink, Karajan and Masur, as well as Bruno Walter's recordings of symphonies 4, 7 and 9, I would say the two sets to live with are Jochum/DGG and Tintner. The orchestral playing on this 6th by Tintner is excellent, and what makes this for me the finest 6th is the slow movement, taken at what seems to me a genuine adagio, unlike anyone except Haitink. I bought the Karajan set (on vinyl) for £5 and I can't decide whether it was good value or not. I unfortunately don't believe that Karajan has much worth hearing in this music, whereas Tintner and Jochum get right to the core of it. And in this Tintner set we have all the original versions of symphonies 2, 3, 4 and 8.