Thank you for the compliment, I appreciate it. I do realize that I get technical. I think it has something to do with the fact that once you learn the terminology that goes with the feelings that you get, it is sometimes hard to describe them in the abstract sense. This is not always the case, because no matter how much musical vocabulary you know, you still have to be able to describe the feeling you get when you listen to the music. But when it comes to pointing out specific reasons you think you get the impression you do, it's hard to avoid the musical terms. Some of it, however, can be worded differently. For example, that whole section that I went on about his rubato in the Finale, I could have just said he slowed down too much each time that theme came around, but I tried to be as specific as possible so that if you wanted to find exactly what I was talking about, you would have enough information to do so. I didn't mean to sound like a music snob, believe me. If there's one thing the classical music industry can't handle, it's everyone being snobs and scaring away the average person.
The sound quality is indeed quite something. You're not going to want to hear this, but I promise it's true: The sound quality of the MTT/SFS M2 is even better. I can't promise you'll like the interpretation because that is of course all perspective, but I can promise you'll like the sound. In fact, if you do end up buying it, and you honestly believe the sound quality isn't better than the Litton, I'll buy the SFS discs from you for whatever you paid.