I found this cd and its companion disc, (Volume 1), almost by accident on Amazon whilst looking for something else. I bought the pair for less than a fiver thinking it was worth the gamble and I have to say I'm very pleased I did.
To be fair, you can't really describe many of these pieces as overtures, being around three minutes long and over almost before they've got going, but all of the full length overtures I know of are here, and a couple I'd never heard before.
The forces are the same as on the Naxos first rate Verdi Requiem recording and they do not disappoint. Speeds are lively and the recording is first rate, spacious and clear.
Not only is this a very cheap way of getting these pieces, a few of which you may never hear anywhere else, but they easily outclass the only competition provided by Karajan, (rather overcooked), on DG and Downes, (dreary), on Chandos.