Horowitz with the NYPO under Barbirolli. Brilliance, virtuosity, and refined emotion. My favorite.
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My favorite is a live recording of Martha Argerich with Chailly and the Berlin RSO on the Decca label. She plays with such fire and emotion that you can't help but get immersed in the performance. I also like Ashkenazy's versions (especially when he was younger) and the Horowitz performance mentioned above.
The Wild/Horenstein performance is actually a famous Kenneth Wilkinson/Charles Gerhardt recording. The original Reader's Digest box set is TAS-listed. I humbly think it one of the best.
Otherwise, apart from the cuts, I've never found a better performance than Wild's. His Virtuosity is something else, yet the two lyrical outbursts--early in the 1st mov't and mid 2nd mov't--are perfectly judged, IMHO. Ravishing.
The only one that comes close is Santiago Rodriguez' though I can't remember the label.
I have a vinyl copy of Van Cliburn 1958 Live at Carnegie Hall RCA Victor Living Stereo. I assume that it is the same recording the that the OP has on SACD. I haven't heard any of the other recordings mentioned here so I can't judge. But I find the Van Cliburn recording to be very engaging. I find that it draws you in. It is one of my favorite classical records.
I'll have to get a copy of the Wild performance.
For me, the Ashkenazy/Haitink version on London is the very best. On SACD, I have a Naxos recording with Konstantin Scherbakov/Yablonsky wich is fine too. I also have a recording with Argerich/Chailly, but to me the speed of the performance is too fast. My vote goes to Ashkenazy, who by the way also does the Second & Fourth concertos equally well.