The only reason I gave a rating of four stars is that I was comparing them to the original vinyl. The vinyl LPs, are somewhat more dynamic, with additional detail.. Based on audiophile grade playback turntable and cartridge. However, not in the "Megabuck" category. If you have the vinyl, you do not need the CD set, except to protect your vinyl for overplay.
Anthony Collins, just seems to have gotten everything right, even to communicating with Sibelius as to the metronome markings. No one else has captured the essence of what, I think, were Sibelius thoughts in his symphonies.
Yes. If you are looking for a definitive reading of the Sibelius symphonies, and are not concerned that is is not the greatest sound (not bad, however). BUY THIS SET!!