I have always been a lover of Mendelssohn but never quite in the same way as Bach. I bought this set because I had realised all my old music was actually on vinyl and boy was I pleased I bought this set. I have never heard Mendelssohn played so well and the sound is deep and dramatic with a freshness I have not heard before. I was not familiar with the first two symphonies but I am blessed to have heard them for the first time and I just know that I will be playing this set on a regular basis. Even though the very helpful sample player will give you an idea of how the music plays it somehow does not do these performances justice. Just buy the set and enjoy!