These great works are interpreted by Michael Stern. Stern is in his second decade of working with the Kansas City Symphony, and during his tenure the ensemble has been hailed for its artistic ascent, organizational stability, audience growth, and original programming.
The centerpiece of this album, Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 "Organ", was completed at the height of the composer's career in 1886. Of the work, the composer wrote, "I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again."
Conductor Michael Sterns interpretations of these great works were captured by the team of GRAMMY® award-winners Keith O. Johnson (engineer, surround mastering) and David Frost (producer). Others on the team include Sean Martin (engineer) and Graemme Brown (SACD authoring).
This album was released on CD in 2015 and was subsequently garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Engineering. Now listeners can enjoy this brilliant recording in SACD Surround Sound.
Super Audio CD
SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a Super HDCD 24 Bit encoded Stereo CD layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern, conductor
Jan Kraybill, organ
Noah Geller, violin
Mark Gibbs, cello
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
1. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 28
2. La muse et le poete for violin, cello and orchestra, Op. 132
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"
3. Adagio - Allegro moderato
4. Poco adagio
5. Allegro moderato - Presto
6. Maestoso - Allegro