(...) The sound on this release is in class of its own, making it one of the most interesting Ravel releases I've become acquainted with. Andreas Spreer`s radical surround mix takes in belly full circle with the orchestra placed around the microphones. For each work there is graphic illustration of where the instruments are located - a very valuable documentation which we also find on other TACET releases, and also on releases from 2L.
But it's not just surround mix that is excellent. A stunning dynamics characterize all the tracks, and is particularly useful at La Valse, where the opening scene is almost magical atmosphere.
This is a release that is highly recommended, and should be mandatory for both Ravel enthusiasts and for those who want an almost pioneering multi-channel publishing!Karl Erik Sylthe