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Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony, Danse Macabre / Barenboim, Chicago SO


Release Date: 03/16/1987 
Label:  Dg Galleria Catalog #: 415847   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Gaston Gilbert Litaize
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de ParisChicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...There's excitement aplenty too when Barenboim conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in works by Saint-Saëns. His conception of the Third Symphony is very large-scale; he urges his players onwards with tremendous energy and the result is a performance which is gripping and full of tension from first to last. And in the Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila, the Danse macabre and the Prelude to La deluge the playing has a bright-eyed, almost innocent quality which serves the music well.

-- Gramophone [7/1986]
...There's excitement aplenty too when Barenboim conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in works by Saint-Saëns. His conception of the Third Symphony is very large-scale; he urges his players onwards with tremendous energy and the result is a performance which is gripping and full of tension from first to last. And in the Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila, the Danse macabre and the Prelude to La deluge the playing has a bright-eyed, almost innocent quality which serves the music well.

-- Gramophone [7/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
2.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Written: 1877 
Date of Recording: 1976 
3.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Gaston Gilbert Litaize (Organ)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1886 
Date of Recording: 1976 
4.
Le déluge, Op. 45: Prelude by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 1976 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony": 1. Adagio - Allegro moderato - Poco adagio
Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony": 2a. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato
Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony": 3. Maestoso - Allegro
Samson et Dalila / Act 3: Bacchanale
Le Déluge op.45, Poème biblique
Danse macabre, Op.40

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