The works of Glazunov have been far to long neglected outside Russia. With this CD the listening public can at least sample his symphonic works. Jarvi conducts with vigour [needed for these symphonies are to be appealing], the sound is good, and the price is right, so for an introduction these symphonies on this CD receive a firm recommendation.
Both works are easy on the ear, have memorable tunes, and are brilliantly crafted.
Naxos offers an alternative at budget price, but in both works only Warner classics can compete for sound and brilliance, so feel safe with this CD.