If you've been on a consistent diet of "heavy" works lately, the Bizet Symphony just might offer the best chaser. Its winsome, light, bracing qualities can produce a sigh and a warm smile. And the performance that most immediately and best puts one in the right mood is Bernstein's. From the first to the last emphatic chord, his joie de vivre approach is in evidence. It is there in the quieter as well as the boisterous moments, and for me, makes this the interpretation of choice, despite some pretty stiff competition from the likes of Beecham, Munch, Ansermet and Stokowski. After Bernstein, I prefer Munch and Stokowski, however, the latter's performance on cd does not sound as good as his same performance on cassette or lp. Beecham, of course, has been highly praised, and he does offer a very well played account, but I find he does not convey consistently the kind of elan Bernstein does. Aside from the symphony, Bernstein gives us exciting and colorful renditions of Offenbach's Gaite Parisienne and Orpheus in the Underworld and Suppe's Beautiful Galatea Overture. A fine investment overall for your musical "sweet tooth".