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Charles-Camille Saint-SaŽns -- 9 October 1835 Ė 16 December 1921

best known, most popular work:

The Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, 

completed  in 1886 It is also popularly known as the "Organ Symphony"

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Currently I have 4 performances of this work recorded to different formants; Lp, R2R tape and CD.

 from 1957 in Stereo by Paul Paray conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Marcel Dupre' on organ. I have  three versions of this recording;
a Stereo Lp, SR90012  / FR9 - FR10
4-track stereo reel to reel tape: STC-90012 (tape dubs by Bel-Canto)
and on CD as remastered by Wilma cozart Fine, who also produced the original Lp masters. Mercury 432 719-2

 

From 1956 and 1959; Charles Munch conducting the Boston Symphony.  Berj Zamkochian, Organ.  RCA Living Stereo on SACD-hybridCD 82876-61387-RE1.  As a goal I mean to acquire a decent Lp copy of this performance as well.  A nice LSC shaded dog copy from the "Living Stereo" period.

 

From 1963; Ormandy / Philadelphia Orchestra.  E.Power Biggs, Organ.  Columbia ML5869 (Lp mono)
From 1963; Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra, E.Power Biggs, Organ. Columbia MS5869 Lp Stereo
From 1980; Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra, Michael Murphy, Organ.  Telarc Stereo 10051 Lp

 

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