Notes & Reviews:
The Nutcracker suite brings consistently responsive playing from every department of this fine orchestra, and many touches of affectionate detail from Solti ... The whole performance is relaxed yet characterful and the individual dances emerge as freshly as ever.
The Swan Lake suite ... has a winning spontaneity.
Gramophone Magazine, (Offenbach)
The Covent Garden orchestra is on its toes, and its new conductor gets some exhilarating playing, and the quality is all you could wish for.
Gramophone Magazine (Rossini/Respighi, Dukas)
An absolutely splendid recording ... This Solti performance [of La Boutique fantasque] is sheer delight, played as it is with a combination of style and gusto it needs; a most exhilarating performance ... this is an excellent debut on Decca.