Saint-Saëns : Symphony No.3 "with Organ"
Charles Munch conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Berj Zamkochian (organ), Leo Litwin and Bernard Zighera (piano)
RCA "Living Stereo" LSC 2341
Analogue Productions - Quality Records : LP 200 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) : Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78
The Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 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. 3 "avec orgue" (with organ).
This performance of the Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony) is a favorite Living Stereo release. To say that it is incredible might be an understatement. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering this LP in the Analogue Productions reissue series. The record reveals all of the glory of the recording and the precision and passion of Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston's Symphony Hall. It doesn't get any better than this.
The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.
This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.