This is it - my desert island CD. It is definitely the best CD I own. Of all of them. I am a classical musician and have played Brahms 4 several times, studied it, and heard it countless times. When I heard this recording, it was as if I were listening to a different piece, as if I'd never heard it before. The clarity of Brahms' intentions is truly remarkable. If you want to really know what Brahms had in mind when he wrote it, listen to this recording.