I play this CD quite often, which is clearly a good sign, or, at least, I think so! This Warner Apex super-budget disc is a straight reissue of the original Erato recording from the mid-1990s 4 Ballades / Rhapsodies / Handel Variations; the only slight disappointment is the somewhat shallow sound, but it is more than acceptable.
Lubimov is really quite athletic in the "Handel" Variations, more of a sprinter than a marathon runner, and that's fine with me. Where Lubimov really scores, though, is in the Op.10 Ballades and Op.79 Rhapsodies, where the youthful and Romantic restlessness of the Op.10 works are played really beautifully. Same for Op.79.