Who is John McCabe? This was the very first impression I had when I first came accross this box-set. I don't think I have ever come accross any other recordings performed by this pianist.
I love Haydn's Piano Sonata, and I personally find that it is more pleasant and beautiful then Mozart's Piano Sonata. Prior to this purchase, I owned a few recordings by Horowitz, Brendel, Kissin and Jeno Jando and decided to keep a complete collections. "Unfortunately" there are only 2 options, either this box set by London Decca or the 10 Discs (available seperately by Jeno Jando under the Naxos label). As it is not easy to acquire all the 10 CDs, and also partly I trust Decca's recordings, I bought this box-set without second thought.
Just completed the entire listening yesterday, I have no regret and wish to give my highest recommendation if you are looking for a complete collection. Excellent recording! Excellent playing! I don't care who is John McCabe now ...:-)