When you listen to this recording, the first thing you find will be the sound quality is exceptional good, which ranks in my opinion the best violin concerto recording(think about that this recording was made in 1959, you maybe suspect that whether recording technique is retrograded in these years). I have many similiar CDs, including Classic Record 24K Gold series, Decca (recorded by Wilkinson),RCA Gold series and CBS(Walter stereo recording),which has astounding sound quality and is precious and out of print now--I find that this EMI Kogan stereo recording beat all of them, you can hear the very reality of the sound stage and all the details of the solo violin.
The perform were outstanding. You can experience Kogan's passion and his power of volition--similar to David Oistrakh. Many people accept that the four violin conertos(by Brahms, Lalo, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky) are the first choice.
So, though many people will be attracted by the outstanding sound quality, don't ignore Kogan's excellent performance.
Everyone should rush to get this rare and out-of-print 2CD set, no matter how expensive it will be now.