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Saint-Saëns | Symphony No 3 "Organ Symphony"
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ Symphony" | Camille Saint-Saëns
Thierry Escaich, organ Orchestre de Paris Paavo Järvi, conductor
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. As a young man, Saint-Saëns was enthusiastic for the most modern music of the day, particularly that of Schumann, Liszt and Wagner, although his own compositions were generally within a conventional classical tradition. He was a scholar of musical history, and remained committed to the structures worked out by earlier French composers. This brought him into conflict in his later years with composers of the impressionist and dodecaphonic schools of music; although there were neoclassical elements in his music, foreshadowing works by Stravinsky and Les Six, he was often regarded as a reactionary in the decades around the time of his death. His best-known works include Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, the Second Piano Concerto, the First Cello Concerto, Danse macabre, the opera Samson and Delilah, the Third Violin Concerto, the Third "Organ" Symphony and The Carnival of the Animals. (Wikipedia)