I originally had this performance on LP (and saw a very similar performance at the Met). Having recently acquired it again on CD, the only complaint I'm going to mention is with the recording, balance is occasionally off and there are fortissimo sections seemingly recorded at too high a level (the music seems to flare, or blare -- sorry if my terminology is askew). For those who have complained about the high price, I too put off this purchase due to cost. However (and I don't know if I can get away with stating this here), the recording is more widely available in Europe and you can acquire it via the web through European sellers whose prices are a good deal more reasonable. The service I used is a classical distributor out of Birmingham, England called Crotchet (the English term for a quarter-note); their service was impeccable and the price was approximately $43 U.S. Crotchet can be contacted through www.crotchet.co.uk.