SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Size: 268 MB
Daphnis et Chloé, ballet for orchestra
Composed by Maurice Ravel
Performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Munch
An absolutely stunning recording
This is one of two near-definitive recordings of Daphnis Et Chloe, the other being Ernest Ansermet’s on Decca/London. The Munch recording offers a little more elan and a far better sound than Ansermet; ideally the music collector will want both.
Munch’s recording is part of the legendary RCA Living Stereo series of recordings that date from the fifties, and this one has always been regarded as one demonstrating state-of-the-art sound. Indeed, many of the original recordings are highly prized by collectors today. This reissue in the new SACD medium offers excellent sound from its recent transfer of the original master tapes, and is available in three-channel sound (as well as conventional stereo) for those who own multi-channel SACD-compatible equipment.