After discovering and enjoying Beethoven's Piano Concertos, a friend suggested I listen to those of Ferdinand Ries. I was not disappointed. Although the influence from Beethoven, and to some extent Mozart, is clear, these two concertos offer something slightly unique to the genre. The performance from the NZSO and the soloist is very good, as is the recording quality. I would recommend this CD to anyone who enjoys early romantic concerti, but would advise that listeners acquaint themselves with those of Beethoven first. .