I was highly intrigued reading a short bio of Mielck. Especially interesting was a note that Sibelius, hearing this symphony was inspired to try his hand at a symphony. There was such brilliance in this young man whose life was cut short so early by tuberculosis. Listening to this symphony, One wonders what more he could have done having done such fine composition on his first! I suggest anyone that loves the symphonic form to purchase this CD and enjoy Ernst Mielck's first and only symphony. Listen, savor it and wonder oh wonder what could have been. There are parts of this that genuinely grab your heart and make you soar for a moment and that spiritual thrill is worth the price. The wonder is an easy second to it. As for the Finnish Radio Symphony orchestra... very fine impassioned playing.