Revel Bolero, on EMI Classics, 7243 4 92395 9 3, DVD Orchestre De Paris
Made in Holland.
hope this helps
> [Original Message]
> From: Don Cox <[log in to unmask]>
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> Date: 8/7/2003 6:10:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Bolero by Ravel the definitive version?
> On 06/08/03, Aaron Luis Levinson wrote:
> > I was wondering whether anyone on this list might be able to steer
> > in the direction of any performance of this work that is considered
> > the benchmark upon which other are judged? I am a neophyte
> > in the "classical" world and any help would be appreciated.
> I don't think there is much problem here, because the Bolero is not a
> "deep" work that requires subtle interpretation, so any competent
> conductor with a good orchestra should be able to give a good
> My suggestion would be the version conducted by Paray, on the Mercury
> label. Mercury recordings are generally very clear and realistic,
> although some have a trace of tape hiss. The rest of the disc is other
> music by Ravel and some by Debussy. It makes sense to listen to a good
> French conductor in this repertoire.
> Pierre Monteux would be another French conductor to hear in Ravel and
> Debussy (and in Beethoven, Brahms and Elgar). His later recordings on
> the Decca and Philips labels are in good stereo sound.
> Don Cox
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