Although not as well-known as he desrves to be, Horacio Gutierrez is one one the finest pianists of our time. He is particularly skilled in giving genuinely artistic performances of so-called "warhorses" from the Romantic period. This recording of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 is an excellent example of Gutierrez in top form. His virtuosity is staggering, but so is his artistry and, thus, this performance is incredibly beautiful. If you are not yet familiar with this graet pianist -- or you just love great piano playing -- please get this recording. It really is superb.