Bolero, Ravel

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Ravel: Bolero; Debussy: La Mer; Mussorgsky; Pictures (1995/2015) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Ravel: Bolero; Debussy: La Mer; Mussorgsky: Pictures (1995/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:49 minutes | 1.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„Here are examples of 'The Karajan Effect' at its most positive, and sounding, in these new transfers, fractionally more open, focused and fresh than before, with the billowing bass moderated and the dynamic range extended. Along with Karajan's own imaginative deployment of orchestral colour (to take one example: the extra gong with barely damped striker at the end of Pictures), the Berlin Jesus-Christus Kirche acoustics of these 1964-6 recordings add their own wonderful coloration and atmosphere (dark and cavernous at appropriate moments in Pictures).
Ravel: Bolero - La valse - Rapsodie espagnole / Debussy: Images (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Ravel: Bolero - La valse - Rapsodie espagnole / Debussy: Images
Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,70 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,30 GB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-66374-2 | Country/Year: US 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…Recommended with enormous pleasure. "
Maurice Ravel - ON de France / Maazel - Bolero, La Valse & Rapsodie Espagnole (1984, CBS Masterworks # MK 37289)

Maurice Ravel - Bolero, La Valse & Rapsodie Espagnole
Orchestre National de France - Lorin Maazel
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 224 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CBS Masterworks # MK 37289 | Country/Year: Europe 1984
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"Was Lorin Maazel und sein Orchester hier bieten, stellt an Klarheit und Präzision alles mir Bekannte in Sachen Ravel in den Schatten." ~FonoForum 6/1984
Valery Gergiev, LSO - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe; Pavane; Bolero (2010) [2.0 & 5.0] PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus -
- Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé / Pavane / Boléro (2010) [2.0 & 5.0]

PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 78:36 minutes | Scans included | 4,35 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,38 GB
Maurice Ravel: Bolero, La valse, Alborada del grazioso, Daphis et Chloe - New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein

Maurice Ravel: Bolero; Alborada del gracioso; La valse; Daphis et Chloe; Raspodie Espagnole –
Schola Cantorum; Orchestre National de France; New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 315 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 1975 | Published: 1998

Editorial Reviews-
What a potent combo: Maurice Ravel and Leonard Bernstein. Boléro slowly comes to a steady boil without any ingredients overflowing. By contrast, in Alborada del Gracioso and La Valse, Bernstein thoroughly revels in his French orchestra's watery brass and silvery string tuttis. Back in Manhattan, the Daphnis and Chloé suite and Rapsodie Espagnol are lusty without ever sounding vulgar. Some might find the miking a hair spotlit for their tastes, but Ravel's breathtaking orchestration can withstand such scrutiny. So can Bernstein and company. An ingratiating release. –Jed Distler
Maurice Ravel: Ravel: Bolero • Rhapsodie • Daphnis et Chloé • Pavane - Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Maurice Ravel: Ravel: Bolero • Rhapsodie Espagnole • Daphnis et Chloé: Suite 2 • Pavane pour une infante défunte
Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~253 Mb
Jacques Loussier Trio - Ravel Bolero Loussier Nympheas [Telarc, 1999]

Jacques Loussier Trio - Ravel Bolero Loussier Nympheas [Telarc, 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 285 MB | Covers, Booklet | TIFF (LWZ) 300ppi | 10 MB
Jazz | May 25, 1999 | Label: Telarc | Catalog Number: CD 83466 | RAR 10% Rec. | Rapidshare, Filesonic

Although pianist/composer Jacques Loussier is best known for his groundbreaking J.S. Bach albums, his ability to reinvent the work of other composers is equally amazing. Ravel’s Boléro covers two very different aspects of impressionism: a new interpretation of "Boléro" by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) and seven short compositions by Loussier that were inspired by Claude Monet’s paintings of waterlilies or "Nymphéas." While his emotions are wrapped up in the music and time of Ravel, it is Loussier’s resourceful ability to dance between the borders of jazz and classical music that is most likely to give his latest Telarc release its enduring appeal.

Ravel - Bolero (Maya Plisetskaya, 1975)  Video

Posted by mindoverload at Nov. 2, 2008
Ravel - Bolero (Maya Plisetskaya, 1975)
AVI | Audio: 48000 Hz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, 254,06 kbits/s | Video: 640x480, 29,9700 fps, DivX, 2962,91 kbits/s | 489.71 MB
Length: 21m 12s

It was recorded in 1975 and Maya P, over 50 years of age, is still absolutely incredible both in terms of technique and charisma.

Ravel: Bolero (Lucia Lacarra, Massimo Murru, 1997)  Video

Posted by mindoverload at Oct. 23, 2008
«Ravel: Bolero (Lucia Lacarra, Massimo Murru, 1997)»
AVI | 189.19 MB | Audio: 48 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, 118.60 kbps avg | Video: 704x384 (1.83:1), 25 fps, DivX Codec 5.02 build 484, 1359 kbps avg
Length: 00:17:43

Le Bolero - Roland Petit's ballet choreography to Ravel's work performed on a huge barge at the harbour in Marsailles.

Ravel : Bolero MFSL  Music

Posted by avoros at July 4, 2006
Ravel : Bolero MFSL

MFSL Aluminium

By 1983 MoFi had grown into a company with over 25 employees and grossing over $8 million annually. Then they nearly lost it all. The new darling on the scene was the compact disc. Because MoFi had been putting something on the order of 20% of their earnings back into research, they were prepared for the next wave. In the mid ‘80s, they launched their assault on the CD market with their half-speed

Their first efforts were released on aluminum discs, very much like all other discs at the time. And, in fact, some of these have become quite rare. Recently copies of them regularily go for >$75 on e-Bay. Partly, in an effort to justify the higher price they needed to charge, MoFi began to release their works on gold-plated compact discs called UltraDiscs. Although gold in and of itself isn’t significantly better than aluminum for the reproduction of ones and zeros, it oxidizes roughly ten times more slowly than aluminum. It is also supposed to coat more evenly than aluminum. This last attribute is said to cut down on the pin-holing so common to aluminum CDs, which allows for less error-correction during playback. This means more of the actual recording and less processor interpolation gets to your ears. So there was some inherent advantage to the gold treatment.