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Reviews: Ravel: Bolero, Debussy: La Mer - Karajan

Reviews: 1

Site review by akiralx December 12, 2012
Performance:   Sonics:
A surprisingly soft-grained and undramatic La Mer from Karajan - this can't compare to his famous 1964 DG recording, and certainly not to Haitink's superb recording made around the same time as this one (1977) and which is available on an excellent Universal SACD.

The Bolero (especially) and Prelude are fine performances and the playing more engaged than in the main work, the stereo sound is spacious with little discernible tape hiss - but this short measure SACD can't really be recommended.