Gunzenhauser gives a fresh, bright-eyed account. He takes both the opening movement and the Andante (In the Garden) appreciably faster than does Butt, and he loses something in poise and spacious eloquence in consequence. But the overall performance is spontaneous and enjoyable. It is well recorded and, although the violins sound thin, that is almost certainly not the fault of the engineers. Of the two jaunty overtures, In Italy is especially vivacious and sparkling.