I hugely admire Stephen Hough and would travel great lengths to hear him play and have some of his wonderful CDs to inspire me in my car. But this particular recording seems to not be up to previous standards, and this is NOTHING to do with Stephen`s playing which is always marvellous, just seems to be a much poorer quality of actual equipment used for the recording of this set, sadly disappointing.
I bought this for the Britten Holiday Diary album, but am delighted to say that I enjoyed all the performances. For less that I would have paid for the original Britten CD back in the day how can any one complain. Recordings are good and this is a fine introduction to this wonderful pianist.