Janis' playing is dazzling and explosive, but never bombastic or self-indulgent, but completely truthful to music and has depth and delicacy matched by few. In slow sections, his phrasing is magical with breath-takingly shaded timbres. This is the kind of performance I always return to for its sincerity of music making. This certainly is one of Janis' greatest recordings, alongside his super-human account of Liszt Concerto on Mercury. Boston SO, under Charles Munch, plays superbly with vivid orchestral colours and much vigour.
Brailowsky's heart-felt account of the 2nd is also impressive and deeply poetic, if not as technically refined as Janis.