I bought this disc on the basis of the previous reviewers recommendation; after a first listening I bought its companion disc to replace the recording already on my shelf. Zarafiants is a pianist of high calibre. An exemplary musician, he is entirely in sympathy with Scriabin's complex and developing musical language: the early preludes are finely judged, symapthetic to the nineteenth century roots of Scriabin's early style, Chopin, Schumann et al; the latter preludes increasingly explore new territory and demand of the performer an increasingly wide pallet of colour and expression. Zarafiants' pianism is a joy, by turns assertive, delicate, impressionistic, controlled... The preludes by Scriabin's young son (on Volume 2)are a welcome bonus: they sound so Scriabinesque, one might fancifully speculate that the son was a channel for his late father, who had died only shortly before. For under a fiver a piece these are an extraordinary bargain.