This CD gathers some vintage performances from Boult, in particular the two 'Wand of Youth' suites which signalled, with other LPs, his return to recording in the late 1960s after a rather fallow period. His association then with HMV went on for about twelve years, with rich benefits for the classical listener. The 'Wand of Youth' music is absolutely delightful and is performed here with verve, spirit and, in some numbers, great tenderness. The 'Bavarian Dances', slight but characterful Elgar, came out at the same time ; the other short pieces are later. All are performed as well as they could be, all enjoyable, and the recording still sounds fine.