Carlo Rizzi - Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye, Tzigane

 (Plays Backwards!)





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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP


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180-gram, plays backwards - needle moves outward from the lead-out groove!

The larger the ensemble, the more complex the score is, as well as the harmonies contained within it.

Is it actually possible to enable the listener to experience, by means of a recording, all the innumerable, refined details and the virtually infinite ideas of instrumentation in the orchestral music of Maurice Ravel? It is only possible for certain if such a sensitive and subtle conductor as Carlo Rizzi directs a top orchestra of the calibre of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. And even then, it is a demanding but incredibly appealing task. We'll let you be the judge as to how well they have succeeded.

Play backwards - Better sound! There are hundreds of pieces of music that can be played backwards — so-called palindromes. But Tacet has created long-playing records that utilize the technique of playing backwards to benefit recorded sound!

Unlike a "normal" LP the needle on this record is put down at the lead-out groove and moves outwards. Behind this apparent gag is nothing other than the wish to achieve the very best sound possible with the general awareness that music often begins softly and ends loudly. A great pity that this phenomenon is not taken into account when employing the usual cutting technique, for the further the pick-up arm moves towards the center, the more information has to be stored per groove centimeter with a constant revolution speed. The result: With an increasing level of sound the high notes tend to suffer from distortion. Tacet's approach tackles that distortion and eliminates it. 


Side 1
Ma mere l’Oye
5 pieces enfantines
I. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
II. Petit Poucet
III. Laideronnette, Imperatrice des Pagodes
IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete
V.Le jardin feerique

Side 2
Pavane pour une Ifante defunte

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

A recording of merit.

posted on 02/22/2015
4 Stars
Reviewer: Arturo C
Excellent sound and dynamics, not as impressive as the same ensemble and conductor's recording of Ravel's Bolero and La Valse.

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