Rimsky-Korsakov is one of my favorite composers. I especially love his Scheherezade. Bernstein delivers a wonderful Scheherezade. The New York Philharmonic sounds great in this recording, especially the brass section, (I love that powerful introduction). Before I bought this recording, I had the copy of the same piece with Sir Charles Mackerras directing the London Symphony Orchestra, and I wrote a review on it thinking nothing could top it. I was wrong. Leonard Bernstein's version sounds like the stories of each movement are actually being told (as a reviewer previously said on this copy). Even though this copy was recorded in 1959, the sound quality is great because it was remastered using 20-bit technology. However, I did not care for the Capriccio Espagnol, because it sounded different with a dry sound quality. Plus, the feeling of the dramatic ending is lost because Bernstein takes it faster than what the orchestra can handle. I love fast tempos, but this was too much. I also felt the beginning was too slow. However, I reccomend the version of Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic for the Capriccio Espagno. It's terrific with great sound quality! Anyway, I think I rambled on too much, so get this copy for an excellent Scheherezade, but get the Masur/NYP for an excellent Capriccio Espagnol!