I see your point Mike but nevertheless there must be some
memorable versions and others that are not. Let me phrase
my question better:

Are there any renditions of this work that many or even some
fans of this piece find particularly stirring?

On Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 07:50 PM, Mike Richter wrote:

> At 07:10 PM 8/6/2003 -0400, you 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.
> There is a recording which is sometimes listed as being conducted by
> Ravel
> with the Lamoureux. Unfortunately, the attribution is spurious.
> To my knowledge, there is no one performance which can be considered
> definitive of this or any other substantial work. For example, one
> might
> consider Stravinsky's recordings of his own music "definitive" except
> that
> the 'definition' changes as his interpretation varies in different
> recordings of the same work.
> Mike
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