Analogue Productions - CAPC 1984 SA - Hybrid SACD Stereo
RCA Living Stereo — the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!
Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog 3-track tapes!
RCA Living Stereo Reissue Series No. 2 - 25 newly-remastered classical mainstays!
Analogue Productions' RCA Living Stereo Reissue Series No. 2, with 25 newly remastered mainstay classical albums, will delight and astound your ears with their clarity and warm, rich tone. Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 3-track master tapes.
This Hybrid SACD plays in all CD and SACD players, as well as all SACD-compatible DVD players.
Charles Munch was the opposite of the "intellectual" school of French conductors, as typified by Pierre Boulez. He was a completely spontaneous artist, which is what made him the great Berlioz conductor of our time, and literally anything could happen when he got up onto the podium. It follows then, that his Ravel is not going to be the sort of hyper-precise, calculated sort of interpretation that many fans of the composer expect, but it will be exciting as hell. These three pieces are shrewdly chosen; they are the composer's most extrovert works, and Munch pulls out all of the stops in his performances of them. A classic recording, and a great memento of a unique artist.
2. La Valse
3. Rapsodie Espagnole
4. Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun