Here is something for the serious collector. The performances are very fine—indeed, they are of stature. Bychkov never tries to make points or indulge in any interpretative idiosyncrasies. He gives us both symphonies pure and simple, shaping details sensitively and keeping a firm grip on the flow of the music. Camerawork is unfussy and clearly directed, both in the fine and warm studio acoustic and in the intelligent documentary about the conductor that comes as a bonus.