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Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 (Remastered 2015)

Marcel Dupré, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

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Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78  
Ia. Adagio - Allegro moderato
Camille Saint-Saëns; Marcel Dupré; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Paul Paray
Ib. Poco adagio
Camille Saint-Saëns; Marcel Dupré; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Paul Paray
IIa. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato
Camille Saint-Saëns; Marcel Dupré; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Paul Paray
IIb. Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro
Camille Saint-Saëns; Marcel Dupré; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Paul Paray
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    34:12
This album from organist and composer Marcel Dupré marks his first collaboration with the Mercury Living Presence label, recorded in Detroit in October 1957. Detroit Symphony conductor Paul Paray, an associate of Dupré's from their youth, conducts the orchestra on Saint-Saëns's Organ Symphony, believed to be the first stereo recording of this work. The success of both this release and an album recorded in New York a few days later motivated the label to record five additional albums in 1959 with Dupré on the organist's home turf, at Saint-Sulpice in France.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca/London Studio Masters

This title is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue recording. It may be limited in bandwidth and dynamic range by the technology available at the time of its original creation, and is offered as a high-quality documentation of a historical release. Saint-Saëns’s “Organ” Symphony was recorded in the Henry and Edsel Ford Auditorium, Detroit, on October 12, 1957, on 3-track half-inch tape, using one Schoeps M201 microphone and two Neumann KM-56s. They were first released as SR90012. Recording Director: Wilma Cozart Musical Supervisor: Harold Lawrence Chief Engineer and Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine Analog to digital transfer by John K. Chester, from first-generation 3-track master tapes Plangent Process and Audio Restoration by Jamie Howarth 3- to 2-channel Conversion and Mastering for Compact Disc by Thomas Fine Remastering ℗ 2015 Decca Music Group Limited Cover Photo: Ed Cyr, Shostal Booklet Back: The organ at the Ford Auditorium Photo: Courtesy of Neal Campbell Reissue Producer: Raymond McGill Consulting Engineer: Thomas Fine The Reissue Producer, Consulting Engineer and the AAAMD wish to thank Barry Holden and Paul Moseley for their support in bringing this project to fruition. Art Direction & Design: WLP Ltd

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