This is a collection for the completist. Boult's association with VW spanned many years, and there is no doubt that he understood these symphonies. Somehow, though, Previn's LSO recordings from the 1970s are just more convincing. Boult gives us the tweedy, familiar VW, whilst Previn understood the darker, more complex aspects of the symphonies. Compare the two. This download is good value, even given the variable sound quality of these elderly recordings, but maybe not the last word in VW interpretation.