I have tried to review this disc under a different cover, but it has, in that form (which was much cheaper) vanished from the Amazon catalogue. I hope it wasn't anything I said. But I think I had better try to point out again that in the reissue I wrote about Vox admitted, discreetly, that the last two movements of the Scottish Symphony were NOT conducted by Klemperer at all, but by Herbert Haefner, a conductor who made other recordings for Vox in Vienna, and I suggested he was using Klemperer's parts. Klemperer's first two movements suggest that this might, had he completed it, have been the best of his recorded encounters with this tricky score, in which most conductors have terrible problems with the finale's optimistic coda (and which Klemperer composed a completely different version for). Since this was the occasion for Klemperer's breach with Vox, I also thought it was worth mentioning that the major figure there in the early 1950s was a certain Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. The irony would have been perfect if I'd got it right, but I didn't. It wasn't Felix, but GEORGE de Mendelssohn-Bartholdy who was the culprit.
The "Italian" is very, very un-Klempererlike - the finale is very fast indeed, the slow movement not a patch on his later Philharmonia verson - but, unusually, (he didn't do this with the Philharmonia) he takes the first movement repeat, which means over twenty bars of rarely-heard music. I'm not sure that any of this justifies Amazon's current price, which is why I have docked a star.