“We’re overrun with decent, historically informed Beethoven cycles, and one of the very best remains criminally undervalued in the UK.  I’m referring to RCA’s recent set with Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammperhilharmonie.  The individual SACDs can still be found, but they’re not yet available as a cut price box. No matter – they’re essential purchases, even on separate, full price discs. Järvi never disappoints, his performances are consistently dramatic, humane and sensationally played.  This disc of overtures, several recorded back in 2010, is predictable fine – a tasty postprandial mint to be enjoyed after digesting the meatier symphonies … Buy this, be impressed, then treat yourself to Järvi’s Beethoven symphonies.”

Graham Rickson, Theartsdesk.com