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Authentic and beautifully recorded Ravel
on 22 August 2013
Authentic? Well, yes, as the other reviewer here on Amazon has said, this is supremely French music performed by French musicians and recorded at a time when there still existed a measure of the characteristic sound of French orchestras that the composer himself might have recognised.
Jean Martinon had returned from a not especially happy term as chief conductor of the Chicago Symphony and it is to be much regretted that he died far too soon to be able to work more with this and other orchestras in France following his return from the United States.
This comprehensive collection of many Twentieth century orchestral masterpieces, all created by that magician, Maurice Ravel, is offered at a bargain price. Do not hesitate.