always love Ormandy's way with Russian music. On this disc appears my favorite recording of the Symphonic Dances of Rachmaninov. I love Ormandy both for his rich sound and for his enjoyment of the little harmonic, orchestral, and rhythmic nuances. Szell's performances here of Smetana are also wonderful. I suppose the Ormandy-Offenbach included here is good too; only Offenbach is a composer who sounds "corny" to me, so I can't really give five stars to this CD as a whole. Let it suffice to say that the Rachmaninov alone makes this a great disc.