After buying a half-dozen of the "Art of Julius Katchen" volumes as expensive imports (see my reviews), I too was finally able to take advantage of purchasing one of the domestic releases at a much lower price. I had not previously purchased this title, Volume 4 in the series, because I already owned Katchen's accounts of the Liszt Piano Concertos with Argenta on a Decca Legends CD (see my review). But the opportunity to hear Katchen perform the Grieg Concerto and an entire disc of solo works for piano, with the Liszt Concertos tossed in, was too great to pass up. The Grieg, with Kertesz conducting the Israel Philharmonic from 1962, is very good but the Liszt Concertos are still the highlight in my opinion. The solo works on CD2 range from Mussorgssky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and Balakirev's "Islamey" to three pieces by Liszt -- "Mephistio Waltz No. 1," "Funerallies," and "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12." These performances are all in mono (recorded between 1951 and 1955), and the sound and playing are both excellent. In all, this is a priceless set, even more enjoyable at a cheaper price.