It would seem that there are two basic options for recording the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony, each with pros and cons. The first possibility would be to make the recording in a standard orchestral concert hall, designed with acoustics to maximize the sound of a symphony orchestra. The downside of this solution seems that most concert halls do not possess organs on the scale and grandeur of a cathedral. Symphony No. 3 in C minor ("Organ"), Op. 78. 1. Adagio - Allegro moderato.
The Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, was completed by Camille Saint-Saëns in 1886 at what was probably the artistic zenith of his career. It is also popularly known as the "Organ Symphony", even though it is not a true symphony for organ, but simply an orchestral symphony where two sections out of four use the pipe organ. The French title of the work is more accurate: Symphonie No. 3 "avec orgue" (with organ). Of composing the work Saint-Saëns said "I gave everything to it I was able to give. The symphony was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society in England, and the first performance was given in London on 19 May 1886, at St James's Hall, conducted by the composer. After the death of his friend Franz Liszt on 31 July 1886, Saint-Saëns dedicated the work to Liszt's memory. The composer also conducted the French premiere in January 1887. 78, was completed by Camille Saint-Saëns in 1886 at what was probably the artistic peak of his career. It is also popularly known as the Organ Symphony, even though it is not a true symphony for organ, but simply an orchestral symphony where two sections out of four use the pipe organ. The composer inscribed it as: Symphonie No.
Album · 2008 · 17 Songs. 3 in C Minor, 'Organ Symphony' Op. 78: II. Allegro Moderato. Munich Symphony Orchestra & Alberto Lizzio. 3.
Rawsthorne: Practical Cats: IV. Bustopher Jones - The Cat About Town. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Armstrong. Rawsthorne: Practical Cats: VI. The Song of the Jellicles. 5 in D Major: I. Preludio. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze, Ralph Vaughan-Williams. 5 in D Major: II. Scherzo - Presto misterioso. Rawsthorne: Practical Cats: II.
From the Album Saint-Saens: Symphony N. "Organ"; Bacchanale from "Samson et Dalila"; Prélude from "Le Déluge"; Danse macabre. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 78, R. 176 - "Organ Symphony" - 3. Maestoso - Allegro.
Artists Camille SaintSaëns Symphony No. 78 "Organ" (Royal Promenade Orchestra feat. conductor: Alfred Gehardt, organ: Sinclair Wilford). conductor: Alfred Gehardt, organ: Sinclair Wilford) Camille SaintSaëns. This album has an average beat per minute of 89 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 63/103 BPM). Tracklist Symphony N. .
|A||Adagio; Allegro Moderato; Poco Adagio||18:38|
|B||Allegro Moderato; Presto; Maestoso; Allegro||14:10|
- Composed By – Saint-Saëns*
- Conductor – Loris Tjeknavorian
- Edited By [Digital] – Jules Bloomenthal, Sydney Davis
- Engineer [Digital Recording] – Mike Chesebrough
- Engineer [Matrix] – Richard Doss
- Executive-Producer – Charles P. Britton, Thomas A. Britton, Jr.*
- Layout [Album] – George Pudzis
- Mastered By [Disc] – Bruce Leek
- Orchestra – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
- Organ – Noel Rawsthorne
- Photography By [Album] – Tom Britton*
- Producer [Recording], Engineer [Balance] – Brian B. Culverhouse*
NotesDBX Encoded Disc
|VCD 47232||Saint-Saëns*, Mendelssohn*, Loris Tjeknavorian, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra*||Saint-Saëns*, Mendelssohn*, Loris Tjeknavorian, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 78 "Organ"; "Fingal's Cave" ("The Hebrides") Concert Overture, Op. 26 (CD, Album, RE)||Varèse Sarabande||VCD 47232||US||1986|
|SDG 312||Saint-Saëns* - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian, Noel Rawsthorne||Saint-Saëns* - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian, Noel Rawsthorne - Organ Symphony (Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Opus 78) (LP, Album, Dig)||Chalfont Records||SDG 312||US||1980|