Tchaikovsky's solo piano music is seldom played in concert and infrequently recorded. As a previous reviewer wrote, Pletnev is very comfortable in this idiom - sometimes too much so. He has a fantastic technique and can at times be glib - in the way he brings out the left-hand melody in the Valse Bluette, for example. There is more to be grateful for than to complain about here, though - both in the music and the performing. Ballet fans will want to hear this disc, by the way, because 3 of these pieces - the Valse Bluette, L'Espiegle and Un Poco di Chopin - were orchestrated after Tchaikovsky's death and became part of the score of the revised "Swan Lake" mounted in St. Petersburg in 1895. Pletnev (and Deutsche Gramophon) are to be thanked for reviving this lively, often beautiful and unjustly neglected music.