Here is playing by a true master of the piano, seemingly from another age. Anda had a fantastic technique and an aristocratic manner at the piano. He was also a very individual interpreter as can be heard from his performances of Beethoven and Schubert on these discs. However, as I found the playing, though uncoventional at times, shed new light on the works concerned, this did not worry me. After all, who wants to record a piece just like everyone else? And the playing is just sublime.
The Chopin and Liszt are both good but the highlight for me is Anda's playing of the Schumann works - two discs of it. Absolutely fabulous performances which are up there with the very best of the Schumann playing of the twentieth century. At just under a tenner these four discs represent amazing value. Worth it just for the Schumann discs alone. Pianophiles should not hesitate.