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Saint-Saens, Moussa, Saariaho / Nagano, Montreal Symphony


Release Date: 10/30/2015 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 28779   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsSamy MoussaKaija Saariaho
Performer:  Olivier LatryJean-Willy Kunz
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album is the recording of the inaugural concert of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at the Maison Symphonique in Montreal. For grandeur, majesty and sheer tonal opulence, few symphonies can stand beside the Third Symphony of Saint-Saëns. The prominent contribution from the organ, the “King of Instruments,” provides an additional measure of imposing sonority to the work.

The entire symphony is based on the principle of continual transformation of a “motto” theme. This theme makes its first full appearance in the restless series of short detached notes in the violins, following the slow, mysterious introduction. The attentive ear will pick out this theme in its rhythmic and coloristic metamorphoses throughout the
Read more symphony – at varying times flowing and lyrical, detached and fragmented, broad and noble, or agitated and restless.

Olivier Latry is organist at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and organ professor at the Paris Conservatory. His appointment to France’s premier cathedral in 1985 at the age of 23 propelled him onto the international scene: he has appeared in more than 50 countries and on all five continents, as a recitalist or with orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Olivier Latry (Organ), Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1886 
Notes: Recorded Live at the Maison Symphonique in Montreal 
2.
A globe itself infolding by Samy Moussa
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Notes: Recorded Live at the Maison Symphonique in Montreal 
3.
Maan varjot by Kaija Saariaho
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Notes: Recorded Live at the Maison Symphonique in Montreal 

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