These are among the very best performances ever recorded. Giulini is always imaginative, flamboyant and throughout intensely partecipative. Orchestras like Philharmonia in the late fifties are really top class quality, and under Giulini baton they play with even increased lush. It's incredible many of these were out of catalogue for so many years! The plus is that the recorded sound is more than audiophile.....incredible dynamics, perfect timbre of every instrument and wonderful stereo with a clear understanding of the orchestral placement in Kingsway hall. An absolute gem at a bargain price.