...here I respectfully disagree with Mr. Roberts. But nevertheless, very nice indeed. Let's face it, this is simply gorgeous, tuneful music and it's going to sound gorgeous from any half-decent ensemble. In such cases, it generally comes down to personal preferences and biases. I have long loved the brilliant old Argo Grieg and Dvorak recording by Nev Marriner and the ASMF, so anything else had one heck of a mountain to climb to win me over from that one.
And did it? In a word, no. In my opinion, the ASMF remains peerless for sheer playing sparkle and gorgeous recorded ear-massaging sound. However, we are not talking here about good and bad, or even good and excellent, but excellent and slightly more excellent - and many listeners will listen to both and justifiably draw the opposite conclusion. This version is nicely played and crisply recorded and thoroughly enjoyable. And it has the added benefit of the Elgar, which is not heard so often.