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Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 "Organ" - Danse macabre - Bacchanale - Le Déluge

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

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Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony"  
1
1. Adagio - Allegro moderato - Poco adagio
Camille Saint-Saëns; Gaston Litaize; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim
19:30
2
2a. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato
Camille Saint-Saëns; Gaston Litaize; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim
7:27
3
3. Maestoso - Allegro
Camille Saint-Saëns; Gaston Litaize; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim
7:35
Samson et Dalila - Act 3  
4
Bacchanale
Camille Saint-Saëns; Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Barenboim
7:19
5
Le Déluge Op.45, Poème biblique
Camille Saint-Saëns; Alain Moglia; Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Barenboim
7:42
6
Danse macabre, Op.40
Camille Saint-Saëns; Luben Yordanoff; Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Barenboim
6:50
Total Playing Time    56:23
"... there's excitement aplenty when Barenboim conducts the Chicago Symphony ... his conception of the Third Symphony is very large-scale; he urges his players onwards with tremendous energy ... the result is a performance which is gripping and full of tension from first to last."
- Gramophone

"... features playing of great panache (with a truly high voltage finale) ... an unqualified success. Remastering also brings more back-to-front depth and a deeper, richer bass ... toss in the colorfully played and very well recorded couplings and this remains a recording of choice and one that both deserves and sustains its status as a true classic."
- ClassicsToday.com

The centerpiece of this historic 1976 recording devoted to Saint-Saëns is the Symphony No. 3 "Organ" from Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, featuring French organ soloist Gaston Litaize in a superlative performance that has been lavishly praised by critics for many years. The programme is rounded out with some shorter Saint-Saëns pieces, recorded in Paris by the Orchestre de Paris, also led by Barenboim.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – DG CD Studio Masters

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