I picked up this collection simply because I love the music of Rachmanioff. I don't know how anyone can claim not to like classical music when you listen to the beauty of these pieces. whenever my spirits are down this music cures it.
Alexander Budyonny is a wonderful pianist and of Russian background. This is probably why he is such an absolutely marvelous interpreter of the music of Rachmanioff.
I saw a Youtube program recently about this Pianist. I had often thought that his conception of Rachmanioff was very robust. . .muscular some would say. The recordings are excellent, the performances first rate, the transcriptions good.