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Release Date: Sunday 26 April 2015
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Inspired by Liszt, to whose memory the work is dedicated, Camille Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 is ground-breaking in its inclusion of organ and piano. For the composer this represented 'the progress made in modern instrumentation' and the result is a work both spectacular and grandiose. By contrast the Symphony in A, his first completed symphony, is a youthful piece, fully revealing his admiration for Mozart, whilst Le rouet d'Omphale, dating from the 1870s, is an impressively atmospheric tone poem. Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 are available on 8573138.
"This is a fine disc, with excellent orchestral playing throughout, guided by sure-footed stylistic and structural direction from Soustrot." MusicWeb
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 'Organ Symphony'
Symphony in A Major
Le Rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31