This is a wondrous performance and a real rethink of the work. It is somehow bigger than my previous favourites and displaces most of them in my affections. Of the versions I know well (Boult, Solti, Handley) only Handley stands up as a different but equally great account (although "equally great" may not be right - the Davis performance seems bigger but Handley is equally stirring if less monumental). The weakness in the Davis account is surely the normally exciting second movement where Davis's rethink does seem to risk dullness at times (is this why two reviewers here hate this disk?). The great strength is surely the third, slow, movement which has never seemed so poignant. But it is not a matter of parts - it is the whole that satisfies. Even if you have a version ... or more than one ... you have to get this.