Seminal recordings 6

Ravel’s style is quite unique: under a rhythmical strictness lingers some of the most fiery and emotional music.
It’s neither impressionistic nor romantic. That interplay between discipline and harmonic poetry was interpreted in an exemplary way by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Among his most prized achievements is the recording with the London Symphony orchestra and Sergiu Celibidache. Even after many viewings this sets the benchmark, which nobody else so far has come near. One of the greatest piano concerto recordings ever.