on 12 July 2014
Exellent performances! This is a live recording of the piano concerto and this shows: the performance has a glowing spontanity and exitement which no doubt partly stems from the magnifent conducting of Nicolaus Harnoncourt. This concerto can sound rather dull in a lesser performance but not in this occation. My only complaint is that the cello is backwardly balanced in the third movement where the cellist has an important solo. The playing of Buchbinder is also a joy to the ear.
Buchbinder also makes a good case for the two rhapsodies for solo piano. No doubt that he is one of the best pianists of today. At this cheap price is this record not to be missed.