The Cumbrian music lover is quite correct in stating that we are all 'indebted to the BBC for issuing these broadcasts' but in fact I was responsible for saving the recording of the 1964 Proms premiere for posterity. The BBC destroyed its tape of the original broadcast back in the 1970s or '80s but fortunately I possessed a reel-to-reel tape of the repeat broadcast that was aired in 1965 which I supplied to the organisation for copying purposes about three years ago. (Naturally I possess all the documentation needed to prove the foregoing.) Stewart Brown of Testament Records knew all about my tape ever since I sent him a CD made from it about ten years ago, and when he finally saw his way forward to issuing the recording for the very first time on commercial CD, he quite rightly obtained the recording from the BBC but without crediting me in any way. Not that it matters. The Proms performance was a wonderful experience -- I was there -- and listening to it repeatedly on tape since the 1960s and then on computer-generated CD has never diminished the impact of what was a great performance. The horn playing of Barry Tuckwell, who in 1964 led the LSO horn section, has to be heard to be believed, it is so utterly committed and virtuosic. I cannot recommend this set highly enough, especially as Deryck Cooke's talk is so hugely informative. Any true Mahlerian must obtain this set, and be convinced by it that the finale of the Tenth is not only the finest music Mahler ever wrote but also possibly the greatest music ever written.