Spool to 2:15 if you wish to avoid introductory chat. Good to report that the organ is nicely integrated in volume in the second part of the second movement. Stay viewing, for an encore follows the Saint-Saëns.

On a personal note, having interviewed Neeme Järvi twice, and spoken with him at a reception following a Suisse Romande Orchestra concert in London, I have always found him friendly, courteous, and with much to say. Prolific recording artist that he is, there is at least one symphonic cycle missing, for he told me how much he would like to record Vaughan Williams’s Symphonies – in Estonia – “it would be fantastic!”, he enthused. It might still be.

Neeme Järvi conducts Delibes – Ballet Suites [Chandos]