Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works - Martinon
Tower Records Definition Serie TDSA-179 (4 discs)
Classical - Orchestral
Ravel: Complete orchestral works
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Chœurs du Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris
Orchestre de Paris
Jean Martinon (conductor)
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- Maurice Ravel: Boléro - Ballet, M. 81
- Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano in G major, M. 83
- Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano Left Hand in D major, M. 82
- Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Ballet, M. 57
- Maurice Ravel: La valse - Ballet, M. 72
- Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin - arr. for Orchestra, M. 68a
- Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - Ballet, M. 62
- Maurice Ravel: Menuet antique arr. for Orchestra, M. 7
- Maurice Ravel: Miroirs arr. for Orchestra, M. 43 No. 3 Une barque sur l'océan
- Maurice Ravel: Miroirs arr. for Orchestra, M. 43 No. 4 Alborada del gracioso
- Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte arr. for Orchestra, M. 19
- Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole for Orchestra, M. 54
- Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade, Ouverture de féerie, M. 17
- Maurice Ravel: Tzigane arr. for Violin and Orchestra, M. 76
- Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales arr. for Orchestra, M. 61
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Comment by Ben Leggett - May 9, 2022 (1 of 6)
Does anyone know what's different between this version (https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-109004, which is advertised as a "4-SACD set") and the other Tower Ravel/Martinon SACD set, TOGE-15074 (https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/TOGE-15074, which is advertised as a 5-SACD set")?
Comment by Cool Customer - May 10, 2022 (2 of 6)
I found a picture of the back of the 5-disc version. Also 15 works. Maybe Tower changed order of the works and managed to fit everything on 4 discs?
Comment by Tony Reif - May 10, 2022 (3 of 6)
It's all the same pieces, but newly transferred at 24/192 (the Erato/Warner box was done at 24/96). But this has been out of print for quite a while, so good luck finding it at a reasonable price. Before this release sellers were asking around a $1M for the Erato box.
Comment by Mark Werlin - May 10, 2022 (4 of 6)
The reduction from 5 discs (EMI Japan set) to 4 is interesting. Unfortunately, CDJapan shows the Tower Definition set as sold out.
The 24/96 download of Martinon's "Daphnis and Chloe" is available from ProStudioMasters (North America) and HiResAudio (EU), but not Presto UK. Why hasn't EMI-Warner released the rest of the collection in 24/96? Martinon's complete Debussy Orchestral recordings can be purchased in 24/96.
Comment by Mark Werlin - May 11, 2022 (5 of 6)
Ben Leggett, if you want more information about the EMI Japan DSD set, you can contact me via email in this site’s list of reviewers.
Comment by Mark Werlin - May 21, 2022 (6 of 6)
Details on the Tower Records Definition 4-SACD set, with track listings on each disk here: