There is no finer recording of Rachmaninov 3. Whilst I greatly enjoy listening to the more poetic/refined performances by the likes of Ashkenazy, if you want to hear this piece played with the most barn-storming virtuosity and dramtic effect by arguably the greatest living pianist, then this has to be the recording for you. Ignore the occasional coughs from the audience, or one or two slips by Argerich in the cadenza- this is a crackling live performance, the perfect synthesis of supreme pianism and muscical intellect. Some of Argerich's pyrotechnics would surely leave even the great Rachmaninov himself awestruck (listen to the pace at which she takes the finale's opening!). Contrast this to the sensuousness of her playing on the piano's entry to the middle movement. In short, the greatest and most passionate of live performances.
With Nelson Friere in the second suite, the pianism is again nothing short of phenomenal. Listen for yourselves!