Iberia is the second of three Images pour orchestre (the others being Gigues and Rondes de printemps), originally written for piano and later transcribed by the composer into orchestral terms. It is divided into three sections.
These recordings were made from original triple track stereo master tapes embodying RCA Victor's "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity recordings technique. Condenser microphones were placed at optimum positions in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, to insure uniform coverage of the orchestra.
The music as originally recorded on triple track was then produced as a dual track stereo disc by combining the three original tracks under controlled conditions, to insure correct stereophonic balance, maximum spatial effect and ideal frequency range and dynamic contrast.
200 Gram Vinyl
Audiophile RCA Living Stereo Label
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Iberia (Images pour orchestre, No. 2)
1. In the Streets and Byways (Par les rues et par les chemins)
2. The Fragrance of the Night (Les Parfums de la nuit)
3. The Morning of a Festival Day (Le Matin d'un jour de fete)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
4. Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
5. Alborada del Gracioso
Recorded in Orchestra Hall, Chicago.