All my life, I have loved Bruno Walter's interpretations, and so it comes as would a birthday present to have this wonderful collection of CD's. If you are considering the purchase of such a large set, then you must be a Bruno Walter fan. Therefore, a review of the music will be not be required, while a technical appraisal of the recordings will be of the moment.
I enjoy a valve sound, electrostatic speakers and a audio-note DAC. This means that I really do hear what I play, and that the recording and mastering technology is of the essence to my enjoyment. Here's where some of the CD's come a-cropper. Those that were recorded in mono lack definition and lustre, while the later recordings are as good as it gets. Fortunately, most are in the latter category and a joy to listen to, being clean and precise.
So, what you get is warm-hearted, optimistic and intensely charged interpretations of a cross section of orchestral music selected by the maestro himself, and you are transported into a wonderland where nothing is out of place, and everything is just where it ought to be, and all of this at a most affordable price. What more can anyone ask for, and easily forgive the odd muddy sounding CD of an older technology!