Some years ago I bought Mariss Jansons' EMI recording of the two Svendsen symphonies. To quote reviewer Scott Morisson: "And, boy, was I pleased with what I heard". When this box set came available at bargain price at JPC, CPO's internet store, (GBP 8.15) I wasted little time in ordering it. I was most impressed with his rhapsodies and symphonic poems which are based on melancholy Norwegian folk melodies. The 'Andante Funèbre' and a piece for string orchestra 'Ifjol Gjaett' e Gjeitinn' are of such spine tingling beauty that it is very hard to understand that they are not heard more frequently. Perhaps André Rieu could include them in one of his shows and introduce them to the public at large. I would recommend this set to those who love melodious, warmly arranged, romantic orchestral music. To quote Mr Morisson again: They will not be disappointed.