Paul Paray - Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole/ Ibert: Escales


Classic Records (Mercury Living Presence)



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AMER 90313Q
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP  
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Originally recorded at the Cass Technical High School Auditorium in Detroit, this exceptional mixture of French composition was recorded using a three-microphone rig to 35mm magnetic film. Using a film medium was an extremely expensive procedure but the technical advantages, including no hiss, truer transient response, no flutter plus extremely accurate delineation of the timbre of the instruments was worth it. Another 10+ recording transferred by Grundman and Cozart-Fine for Classic Records.

1. Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole
2. Alborada del Gracioso
3. Pavane pour une
4. Infante Defunte
5. La Valse
6. Escales (Ports of Call)

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Desert Island Disc

posted on 04/21/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: jerry hirshberg
Gather all the superlative adjectives that have been draped upon the best of what Mercury created during the golden years of recording, and they simply do not suffice for this record. With the added perfection of state of the art pressing and virgin vinyl, this is a disc to treasure. It is not an exaggerated hi-fi sound that is delivered, but simply a seemingly effortless, see-through soundscape of the real thing, from whispered quiets to thunderous climaxes. And more importantly, it is all in the service of wonderful performances of gorgeous music.

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