It would be nice if DGG were to release Scheiderhan's earlier recording with Paul van Kempen too to complement this, but on its own this is an outstanding recording of the Concerto. Schneiderhan was a wonderful Beethoven interpreter, as his two sets of the Sonatas (with Wilhelm Kempff and Carl Seeman) testify. There is nothing eccentric or quirky about the approach, but everything is done so well - the sound is glorious, the proportions of the Concerto are very well managed, climaxes are beautifully judged and there is an effortless focus about the whole thing. In the first movement Schneiderhan uses Beethoven's own cadenza (written for the piano version of the same Concerto), and I have to say that - pace Beethoven - I would much rather have the familiar Kreisler cadenza, which is ingenious and wonderfully violinistic, but it is the soloist's prerogative to use whichever cadenza he chooses, so fair enough. Eugen Jochum was a wonderful Beethoven conductor, and everything about the issue exudes quality. The Mozart Concerto is beautifully played too. This is an outstanding CD.