I think I have heard Renee sing all of these pieces elsewhere, but I can't recall her sounding better anywhere. I apologize but I can't speak to the orchestral numbers as I enjoyed them, but am not well versed enough to compare to other versions. With Fleming, though, I can say that I can get frustrated with her programs at times. I didn't know what to expect here, especially seeing that there was "nothing new." However, the Korngold (possibly not just her best rendition, but my new favorite all time) and Strauss are beyond any previous recordings I've heard or live versions I've heard myself. A pleasant surprise. even with the orchestral filler (sorry, I like many bought for Renee and was weary that the orchestra numbers might dominate the disk - but, I found them nice accents to what is definitely a Fleming centered concert with a fantastic orchestra). Fleming fans will love. I don't consider myself a die hard Fleming fan after hearing her sing some pretty lazy concerts over the last few years, but this is not one of them! And for those concerned about how she looks will be pleased too. Frankly, I praise for the music, but this is all around a nice package.