I like this disc, mostly because of the great playing Kissin offers us in the Wanderer Fantasie and the lied transcriptions of Schubert. The Schubert Wanderer Fantasie is played with an enormous drive an force, which gives this interpretation a very personal touch that certainly is very convincing. Kissin really plays the music as ik his life depends on it. I prefer this version above those by other famous pianists as Pollini or Fleisher. The lied transcriptions of the four Schubert songs by Liszt are simply stunning ! Not only are these great transcriptions, but they are played with a beatiful range of sounds, which goes from almost whispered till a huge explosion of sounds, like in the last strophe of "aus dem wasser zu singen". Just compare these versions even to those by Jorge Bolet, and you'll have to agree with me that these versions are of superior quality. As much as I like the first part of this disc, I can't as much appreciate the Brahms' Fantasien op.116, although I am a big fan of the music. Kissin's playing isn't just fit to Brahms's special world ( although I have to admit I greatly enjoyed his live performance of Brahms's third sonata op.5) Of course Kissin was only 18 years old at the time of the recording, and he too has matured over the years. However, these late pianoworks by Brahms require a special approach that I still haven't found on cd (Wilhelm Kempff neither satisfies me)(if anyone can recommend me a great version, please let me know)(firstname.lastname@example.org) There is something missing, cakll it maturity or whatever. This is music of an old Brahms, reflecting and thinking over his life, and maybe this music isn't to be played at age 18. The Liszt Rhapsody is more suited to Kissin, who again shows that he possesses a great technique, which certainly works well in this work. In conclusion, I can say that I don't regret having bought this disc, because of the great Schubert playing.