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I had only a few of Villa-Lobos' symphonies in my library, so buying this box set at a reasonable price was a pretty simple decision. The 12 symphonies here are quite varied in terms of styling and length. Symphony 10, for example, has interesting percussion that is missing on the other symphonies, reminding me of Rimsky-Korsakov to some degree. Karabtchevsky's reading of the symphonies are solid, although I don't have a lot of comparison works to provide deep assessment. The Naxos recordings are typical Naxos, which means pretty solid engineering and sound. I must admit none of these symphonies overwhelmed me, and it may be a while before these six CDs get played again, but I am happy they are in my collection as they show another side of Villa-Lobos.