I've cherished the original Sony Classical release since I first acquired in in the 90s and thought I'd give my two cents on the new release. Can't comment on the remastering but I am more than happy with the original version though it's a bit dry and upfront. Not a bad thing for Beethoven if you ask me. Particualrly on the PC 3 and PC 4, you used to have to buy two CDs as it was annoyingly coupled 1+3 and 2+4. A few highlights for me: the slow movement in the 3rd and the cadenza of the 4th are amazing. The playing is brisk and edgy. More like what you get with period versions than some grand and beautifully played modern versions. Fleisher's energy is inspiring. I own many versions, and the closest level of excitement I can think of come from Perahia-Davis version which has more lyricism and maturity that maybe the young Fleisher lacks. But he fits my own idea of Beethoven-style and the fiery playing reminds me of an Argerich (I believe they share the same teacher) or a Horowitz. It always leaves me awed and breathless. I highly recommend you to try this version.