I agree completely with Mr. Grabow. This is an extraordinarily beautiful and generous disc. The concerto recording is unlike any other, mainly for the superb tone of the cellist and for the close rapport with the orchestra. It's hard to find anything quite like it outside the Czech performing tradition--and the German players have their own mastery of this music. The symphony is also most handsomely done; I was especially struck by the rhythmic excitement in the "molto vivace" movement, which really lives up to that "vivace" indication. Experienced listeners will know of Keilberth. No one should be dissuaded by the relative obscurity of the other names. This is playing in the very first flight, equal to anything produced by great names in Prague, London or elsewhere, and superior to nearly all of it.