DEMO QUALITY SOUND!
Boy does this record ever sound good! It’s alive. Dynamic and immediate, like a good Mercury but with plenty of ambience and sweet strings — the best of both worlds.
This is one of the great RCAs. Classic Records did a passable job with this title, which is about the best they ever do. It’s a far cry from the sound heard here but for those of you who do not want to spend the money, or insist on quiet surfaces, check that one out.
The performance is excellent as well, and of course the Ravel Concerto is a piece of music that belongs in any serious collection.
This record also includes d’Indy’s Symphony on a French Mountain Air.