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Some of these works notably symphonies 1 and 7 are good but overall I found this set to be somewhat disappointing. Having enjoyed a number of Ries piano concertos I think his inventiveness and originality wears a bit thin in the symphonies. I feel there are too many obvious quotations from Beethoven and the over use of dynamic emphasis throughout the whole set becomes wearing after a while and you get the feeling that it was employed only to mask the mediocrity of the material in some cases (as in symphonies 4 and 6) for instance. Apologies for appearing so negative but I was expecting more particularly after hearing the splendid piano concertos.