When we heard Mischa Maisky with his daughter in Baltimore recently, I thought it might be a good time to get some of his CDs, especially ones with just a piano accompaniment. At this special price this set seemed a very good choice. Lots of recital repertoire here, but also many standard concertos withfull orchestra. Turns out this is one of the most satisfying boxed sets I've purchased in a long time. Not a clunker in the bunch! Besides the recital numbers, the best CDs were the two Shostakovich concertos and Strauss' Don Quixote. Schumann's cello concerto is also wonderful. The final CD, Vocalise, full of Russian romances, is practically required listening for anyone who loves the cello at its most lyrical. Can't wait to get my hands on more Maisky CDs now -- he seems very at home with the sonata, so that's where I'll be turning my attention. Grab this while you can and enjoy!