Although, to be honest, I somewhat prefer the Zehetmair Quartet's recordings of Schumann's Quartets Nos. 1 and 3 on the ECM label, their disc omits the No. 2, and these performances by Quatuor Ysaye are so much on the same general level of excellence that if I have to make a choice between the two I'll pick this album any day for its inclusion of all three of the composer's quartets. The sound is excellent and this ensemble truly makes these Schumann works come alive for me as no other has, except of course for the Zehetmairs. Highly recommended.