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Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, Orchestral Works / Jacobs, Fischer, Utah Symphony

Utah Symphony / Fischer,Thierry
Release Date: 01/04/2019 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68201  
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Paul Jacobs
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The prospect of a little-known Saint-Saëns orchestral work might not set the heart racing, but just wait until you hear ‘La foi’. Ample amends for a century’s unaccountable neglect are made with this magnificent new recording—so much more than a prelude to the ‘organ’ symphony.

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REVIEWS:

Fischer leads a superb, thoroughly enjoyable reading of Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony; his sense of pacing and architecture masterly indeed. And although the three tableaux drawn from incidental music to Eugène Brieux’s play La foi are a roughly sewn stylistic hotchpotch full of dull as well as striking passages, Fischer seems to believe in every note.

– Gramophone

Read more The first movement could have more fire, and the Poco adagio more flow, but the Scherzo is quite wonderfully sharp and clear, and the finale suitably grand but never too heavy. Excellent engineering certainly helps, with Paul Jacobs’ organ intelligently balanced and well-integrated into the sonic framework.

– ClassicsToday Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tableaux symphoniques (3) d'aprčs La foi, Op. 130 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; France 
2.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Paul Jacobs (Organ)
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1886 
3.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 

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