- Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano) (13:52)
- La valse, poème choréographique for orchestra (11:26)
Rhapsodie espagnole, for orchestra (or 2 pianos)
Images (3), for orchestra, L. 122
Among the label's earliest explorations of stereo reproduction, these vivid, historic recordings by Charles Münch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra have been staples of RCA's catalog and reissued many times over the years in all formats. This 1994 reissue in the refurbished Living Stereo series presents the analog recordings of Ravel's "Boléro," "La valse," and "Rapsodie espagnole," which were recorded between 1955-1956, and the 1957 recording of Debussy's "Images," all digitally remastered to impressive effect. After hearing Münch and the BSO at their peak in these spectacular performances, one can only feel grateful that RCA took such loving care in preserving the original masters; audiophiles will appreciate the exceptionally clean sound and evergreen orchestral sonorities that are remarkably vibrant and detailed for recordings of this vintage.