I started with the Scheherazade from the London Symphony Orchestra (Sir Charles Mackerras) and this one is BETTER (Enrique Batiz). The conducting is not quite the same such as there is much better use of percussion such as gongs, cymbals and triangles. The violin soloist (David Nolan) here is better than Kees Hulsmann as on the more expensive disk.
This "Scheherazade" is better, also, because it is coupled with "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", another story from the Arabian Nights, as opposed to "Capriccio Espagnol". "Tsar Saltan" is sensitive and melodic, shows good use of triangles and brass, has superb orchestration and conducting, and finishes with a dramatic fluorish.
A criticism: The violin soloist (David Nolan) is not mentioned in the liner notes. (...)