There have been so many recordings of Beethoven's music, you might ask, "Why another one?" The answer is, there is always room at the top for the best! And this is certainly a contender. Nissman's technique is flawless, as always, and she makes the music the beneficiary of her sensitivity and dedication to the great Romantic tradition. It is never maudlin or over-dramatic, and it is never dawdling or boring for the listener. If you love Beethoven's piano music, you surely will not want to miss this recording, or the subsequent ones in the series. It is fresh and right on the mark! So are the rest. Stephen D. Smith, Ph.D.