The CD contains the following pieces:
Ottorino Respighi - Toccata for Piano & Orchestra 21:23 mins
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43 21:18 mins
Alfredo Casella - Partita for Piano & Orchestra 29:07 mins
I will concentrate my review on the Paganini section of the album (because that's the reason I bought it)
This contains a medley of pieces from Paganini's "24 Caprices", with the piano & orchestra replacing the solo violin.
Rachmaninoff uses "No 24 in A minor" (it was used as the theme tune to the UK art's show, "The South Back Show") as a connecting piece that he returns to throughout the medley, much in the same way The Who uses "See me, Feel Me" throughout Tommy (It's classed as an opera so pack you moaning!).
The work starts off with pretty much a solo piano, then slowly builds to the entire orchestra banging away.
It's a great interpretation of the "Pag-Mans" work, but I still prefer to here it on violin, maybe this is because you can hear the human tough with this particular instrument, or maybe because I like guitar based music, I have a closer connection with the violin.
The Casella piece has a great soundtrack feel to it, almost Sci-Fi (I know all you Classic buffs are going to be pulling your hair out at such a un-articulate description, but I'm afraid that's how my brain works!)
Still can't complain, it only cost a couple of quid!