The recording for this duo CD set dates back to the early 1970s when Alfred Brendel was arguably at his peak. Certainly, it is difficult to believe that these lovely piano pieces have ever been better played. The performances receive the highest rating (a rosette) in the Penguin Guide (2008), this being well merited. Brendel's superb technique and flowing lines have a hypnotic quality, such that one just has to keep on listening. The engineers have done a good job of remastering to CD; however, the sound seems to me just a touch compressed compared with the best modern recordings (hence the four stars). Nevertheless, at this bargain price, no prospective purchaser need hesitate.