One can only aspire to play Beethoven's great piano concertos with the delicate balance, emotion and musicality that Steven Lubin shows so wonderfully here. This recording is made even more a delight to listen to because Lubin plays the various concertos on the period instruments that they were intended for. As a classical pianist myself, I've listened to countless recordings of Beethoven's concertos, and this is BY FAR my favorite. Other artists may bluster through these concertos, but Lubin has a purity of sound and understated brilliance that can't be beat. Order this one up (there should be new midrange-release soon), and you won't be disappointed. Easily one of my favorite CD's of my entire classical collection (which runs to the 100's), period!