I have been a Postnikova fan for many years; her solo recordings are often superbly exciting. Why then do her concerto recordings tend to be sodden and inhibited? Listen to the clips Amazon provides; believe me, it never gets any better. Same with her recordings of the Prokofiev 3rd and Chopin 2nd. Such a shame! If you want a thrill ride, seek out her now-obscure debut recording of Schumann Kreisleriana (hailed at the time as the finest version available) with assorted etudes. Her complete Mendelssohn Songs Without Words is a shocker; just delightful. Her Tchaikovsky complete works is surely the best that will ever be done. She played in the United States in the late 70's - her crazy Rachmaninoff 4th concerto rocked like Josef Hofmann. She absolutely has the goods, but sometimes there seem to be issues behind the red recording light. If you don't like her playing, you haven't heard the right discs. For a complete set of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos, Pletnev gets my vote for spontaneous & exciting playing, beautiful recorded sound, and a bargain price.