This might be a formal sounding series of classical (implied highbrow!) concerts, but the actual sound and feel of muisic on the discs is that of real musicians, skillful people who know what they are doing, having fun, even exploring possibilities as the music happens. Maybe not the ideal recording of any particular piece if you were to study it for an exam, nor even necessarily the idiom of the composer, but that is not the point (you're not studying for an exam, are you?) these are enjoyable performances that are worth listening too... though I suppose you could leave them on in the background if you wanted too.
I'll probably buy the other Lugano boxes some day.