Samson Francois, Paris CO, Andre Cluytens – Ravel: Piano Concertos (1960/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:44 minutes | 710 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | @ EMI Classics
Legendary pianist Samson Francois conjures exciting readings of works by Ravel. His performances display his full artistry and masterful technique, exposing the works’ rich colors. This audiophile download is an absolute essential.
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
1 Concerto pour piano et orchestre en sol majeur : I Allegramente 7:46
2 Concerto pour piano et orchestre en sol majeur : II Adagio assai 8:39
3 Concerto pour piano et orchestre en sol majeur : III Presto 4:01
4 Concerto pour la main gauche 18:18
Samson François, piano
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
André Cluytens, conductor
About the Mastering
Four engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London have remastered these historic EMI recordings from their original analogue sources for release in pristine hi-def. Between them, Simon Gibson, Ian Jones, Andy Walter and Allan Ramsay have many years of experience remastering archive recordings for EMI and other record labels. The process always starts with finding all of the records and tapes in EMI’s archive in London and comparing different sources and any previous CD reissues. We consult each recording’s job file, which contains notes about the recording made by the engineer and producer. For example, this sometimes explain why there is more than one set of tapes to choose from. All of the tapes are generally in good condition and we play them on our Studer A80 π inch tape machine, after careful calibration of its replay characteristics.
In order to have the best digital remastering tools at our disposal for the remastering, we transfer from analogue to the digital domain at 96 KHz and 24-bit resolution using a Prism ADA-8 converter and capture the audio to our SADiE Digital Audio Workstation.