Some of von Karajan's late 70s recordings for DG are simply stunning in every regard and the 2/3 of the Roman Trilogy on offer are a match for anything more recent. To be fair, they rather overshadow the others morsels on this CD, but I for one have no interest in the sneering sometimes directed at this full strings version of Albinoni's - or should that be Giazotto's - Adagio. It certainly carries more emotion at this temperature and tempo, being little more than a trifle if done 'authentically'.
If you can live without Roman festivals, this is the one to get. Karajan fans will already know what to do.