This performance of Rachmaninov's first piano concerto is in no hurry to get where it's going. While never losing momentum or slighting the drama, it is not afraid to relax, breathe, and meditate, and we are compelled to do likewise. Never have I heard so much beautiful detail in Rachmaninov's piano writing. Every note matters here, and the work thereby regains its stature as a work of the composer's maturity, fully worthy to stand beside his more celebrated second and third concertos. Even if the other works on this disc were not as superbly done as they are, I would urge everyone to get this for the concerto. I hope Mr. Volkov plans to record the other three.