Don't forget the great Yves Nat. Tim Page wrote an article in the Times 31 years ago reviewing complete sets. Here's what he had to say about Nat:
"What a relief to turn to Yves Nat's 30-year-old set on EMI, now available here for the first time (EMI References 1109 213, 11 disks, available from International Book and Record, 40-11 24th St., Long Island City, New York 11101). Here is God's plenty -Beethoven in all his craggy, vital glory. Nat, who lived from 1890 to 1956, was, after Cortot, the most celebrated French pianist of his time; Proust once wrote that Nat's playing ''was that of so great a pianist that one no longer knows if he is a pianist at all; for it becomes so transparent, so filled with what he performs, that he disappears from view and is no more than a window giving on to the masterpiece.'' Nat's playing is quirky, sometimes jangling and not always entirely technically adept. But one never doubts that these are the interpretations of a great musician; Nat's playing goes right to the essence of each measure and movement, yoking them together with consummate mastery."
Here's the entire article: http://tinyurl.com/gnlwvcm