Since the Schumann symphonies are a personal favorite of mine, I could not resist this set for less than 4 bucks. Of course, if the performances were poor, the money would be wasted. However, that is not the case here. Maestro Jordan and his famous Swiss orchestra have produced one of the finest Schumann sets I have ever heard. First of all, the playing is superb with lots of warmth, great solo work and top notch precision. The interpretations are what I would call full-bodied romantic. Nothing is held back by Maestro Jordan. The finale of the 4th is simply thrilling, the best I have yet to hear. If you do not have any recordings of the Schumann symphonies, I cannot think of a better set to introduce his music to you, especially at the extremely low price.