I have purchased all the seven volumes of this set which have become available to date: I have been an aficionado of Telemann's music for about thirty years, considering him to be a truly wonderful composer. If I have bought all the CDs of this series (and will buy any more that are issued), then I must think that they have a lot to recommend them - and I do. The instruments have a good clear sound, the tempi are quite sensible, the recording quality is good, and they are well worth having. But... they fall down in one (to me) massive area: many of the soloists are clearly accomplished musicians, but they are overdue their next visit to their optician! I am not sure of the reason why, but many of the soloists do not adhere to the score: they feel compelled to ornament the music with lots of extra notes, particularly in the slower sections, and while it occasionally works, it far more often ruins the experience for me. It may be a German thing (you should listen to some of the German exponents of trumpet music on modern instruments - Ludwig Guttler take note.), but I also remember listening to the hugely skilled Andrew Manze butcher the slow movement of a Vivaldi concerto in the same way. Hearing it was an excruciating experience. No, I think that some musicians are either bored by slow movements, considering them too easy meat for their virtuosic skills, or maybe that they lack the finesse to present such passages without their dragging. Maybe they feel that it's all been done before, and wish to do something different with it. Whatever the reason, I rather wish that they allowed Telemann's (and others') beautiful music to speak for itself. Oh, and while on the subject, if you haven't heard any of Thomas Fey's renditions of Haydn symphonies, you should give it a try - if you have a strong constitution. I love Haydn too, and he must be turning in his grave!