Yes, this is the same set of Bronfman/Salonen/LAP performances still available at mid-price from 1995 -- Sony has now released the disc as part of its "Essential Classics" series, for a nice budget price, perfect for a recession. Gorgeous music, played suberbly! Bartok combines Bach, Beethoven and Debussy with elfin wit, Hungarian folk music, and a modern attitude. With that modern attitude comes the occasional dash of dissonance, but this is music that is easily accomodated by any Romantic listener. Bartok was a great pianist, like Beethoven, and Bronfman makes me laugh with pure joy throughout this recording -- it's hard to imagine a more perfect version of these early 20th century classics.