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Saint-Seans Symphony No 3 'Organ'
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I have just brought this performed by the Chicago Symphony orchestra. Well what can I say.... This has to now be my most favourite of symphonies.

The third movement, sounds like dramatic film music and really gets your heart beating.

I am interested to read any other reviews.
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Anthony :coffee:
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ambernector Wrote:I have just brought this performed by the Chicago Symphony orchestra. Well what can I say.... This has to now be my most favourite of symphonies.

The third movement, sounds like dramatic film music and really gets your heart beating.

I am interested to read any other reviews.

The recording you purchased: Is it the one conducted by Fritz Reiner in the '50's? I'm just asking because when he was @ helm, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra was considered #1 in the world as well as one of the best orchestras of all-time. I have a few of the recordings from that era and #3 is one of the best ones. Reason being if you compare that recording to one that was made from Berlin (a recording where the organ stood out and the tempo was a bit fast), you will see that (especially in the 2nd half) that the organ is in harmony w/ the orchestra, not a stand-out. It was also a bit of a slow reading which I enjoyed more because it brings out more of the key melodies.
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I am interested to check out your recording. No, the copy I have got was recorded in 1987. Artists: Daniel Barenboim, Gaston Litaize.
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Anthony :coffee:
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