Some time ago I met rendition on EMI by Andre Previn and the London Symmphony of this work and have never felt inclined to look elsewhere for a satisfying performance. This recording had garnered some comment, however, and at the Naxos price I felt I might as well take the plunge. While I don't think that Slatkin and his forces outdo Previn and his, this release is nonetheless very worthwhile, and if you aren't neurotic about acquiring the alleged "best" performance of anything, and if price is a factor, then this album is one you should pick up and consider a keeper. There's all the lushness, energy and Romantic overkill that you might hope for, all kept on a sufficiently taut leash so that it doesn't devolve into a formless mess. The No. 14 Vocalise, not an uncommon companion to the symphony, has adequate doses of smooth yearning to make it a successful rendering as well. While I still give the Previn first place in my own limited experience, I don't think you can go wrong with this disc either. Recommended.