Les Années-Laser (France)

Here is a remarkable compilation of rare ballet music. Since Richard Bonynge, very few conductors have been interested in this delicately composed repertoire. Guillaume Tourniaire conducts the Australian Orchestra Victoria with dexterity in these agreeable ballet scenes from Henry VIII, Ascanio, √Čtienne Marcel and Les Barbares. The very comprehensive 5.1 layer gives an airy and attractive sound picture alongside the brilliant stereo DSD layer and the PCM encoding which is flattering...