Thanks for that recommendation.
The more I read about Cherkassky the more eager I am to explore his recordings. Many of the his recordings are live performances as he seems to have disliked studio recordings.
However,I came across this glowing review of the six CDs he recorded for Nimbus: Review
A few snippets from that review:
"Mr. Cherkassky is thus one of the remaining handful of musicians who reflect the Romantic style. In a day when interpretations are highly standardized, he goes along in his own highly idiosyncratic, personal manner. It is a style that sometimes can be too perfumed for some people's tastes. But it also is a style that is poetic, can rise to authentic grandeur, can convey the emotional content of the music without neglecting its structure, and can make the younger generation's playing sound like pebbles rattling in a tin can."
"High spots? There is some Alpine playing on each disk, but certainly Mr. Cherkassky's performance of the Liszt Sonata is especially memorable. This is grand playing of the old school - a big, noble conception, logically flowing, every note controlled, and above all full of variety of color. In its way it ranks with the famous Horowitz recording of the 1930's. But this comparison is yin and yang. Horowitz is demonic, whereas Mr. Cherkassky is more relaxed. Mr. Horowitz captures the diablerie, Mr. Cherkassky the poetry."
"On Kreisleriana: Mr. Cherkassky does not try to make a virtuoso stunt out of this virtuoso piece. Instead he aims for the musical elements. For once, this piece sings instead of bangs."