"Isle of the Dead" is one of Rachmaninoff's compositions that is seldom if ever performed publically, and thus it is unknown to a vast percentage of classical music lovers. However, if you love Rachmaninoff, you will prize this CD and ALL the selections, especially "Isle of the Dead." It is composed with a clear attempt to "paint" a picture for the listener, to use unusual meter and chordal progressions that pull at one's emotions. It has been claimed that Rachmaninoff wrote this piece after seeing a painting entitled "Isle of the Dead." His genius shows through with unusual clarity in this beautiful composition, and Horenstein's interpretation is flawless, as always. Buy it!! You will never regret spending this small sum for all the enjoyment and musical stimulation you will receive in return!