Two Mahler symphonies, one sluggish the other intense, while symphonies composed by Louise Farrenc, Mozart, and Haydn are done right.
Violinist Michael Barenboim is an exceptional young musician with a famous name who stands on his own two feet.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra gives sold readings of two Michael Tippett symphonies.
Francois-Xavier Roth’s Mahler is full of energy; the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic’s account of Randall Thompson’s Symphony no. 2 is gripping.