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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 for the LPs and SACDS in this 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.
"...I'd have to say that the usual stumbling blocks have been sidestepped. Great care has been taken to do the right things, starting with the way the decision to remaster these RCAs was made." -Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound.com, June 11, 2013
Super Audio CD
SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Mastered from Original 3-Track Session Tapes
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor
Berj Zamkochian, organ
Leo Litwin, piano
Bernard Zighera, piano
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78
1. First Movement: Adagio; Allergro moderato
2. Poco adagio
3. Second Movement: Allegro moderato
4. Maestoso; Allegro