I don't think there is any need to go into technical details and I will say it right from the start. This is a wonderful performance, thrilling in every respect, and arguably one of the best available at any price. I have over twenty different versions of this timeless masterpiece and Batiashvili's performance remains strong even against the toughest competition. But that doesn't mean that it is the best among so many fine or great performances. In fact, it would be very difficult to pick one recording as the best from a large number of recordings available in the discography for Beethoven's great concerto. Some of these recordings deserve to be called legendary. Try for instance those by Oistrakh/Cluytens, Grumiaux/Davis, Heifetz/Munsch. Of the modern digital recordings, those by Repin/Muti, Faust/Abbado, Jansen/Jarvi, Hahn/Marriner, Kyung Wha Chung/Tennsdedt are particularly impressive. In short, it would be a tough choice if you go for one single recording. In any event, Batiashvili's account will not disappoint. Highly recommended.