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  • Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns, Paul Dukas
  • Audio CD (5 Aug. 1987)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001G85
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,999 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony" - 1. Adagio - Allegro moderato - Poco adagioBerliner Philharmoniker and James Levine and Simon Preston10:21Album Only
  2. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony" - 1b. Poco adagioBerliner Philharmoniker and James Levine and Simon Preston10:10Album Only
  3. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony" - 2. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato - Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegroBerliner Philharmoniker and James Levine and Simon Preston 7:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony" - 2b. Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegroBerliner Philharmoniker and James Levine and Simon Preston 8:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcierBerliner Philharmoniker and James Levine10:44Album Only

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Jan. 2005
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This has to be one of the most exhilarating pieces of music ever written. The first two movements are slow and very pleasant, but it is the third and fourth that really grab your attention. The highpoint of the symphony is the fourth movement, with its powerful organ part. This needs to be played at high volume, and not when youa re driving as you will find yourself bashing away at imaginary kettle drums as it plays!!
The symphony is known in our house as Saint Saens Kettle Drum Symphony as there are almost as much kettle drums in the piece as organ!! We play it regularly.
Also on the CD is The Sorcerer's Apprentice. I'm no expert, but the rendition of this doesn't sound quite as exciting as the one on another recording I have. If you don't have this piece anywhere then this is worth having, but don't buy it especially for this one. Buy it for the organ symphony.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By MW on 23 July 2001
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I spent some time at a listening post, as I tend to do when choosing a version of a 'classical' piece. Other versions sounded tinny and paled in comparison to this one. The movements were also slightly longer in length then some of the other versions, and as I prefer the Poco Adagio as slow as possible - I went for it. Excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Norman Geddes on 3 July 2012
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There are many fine recordings of Saint-Saens 3rd Symphony and this one with the Berliners under James Levine is not the first on my CD shelves. It is a symphony which makes equal demands of performers and sound engineers. One could almost believe that Saint-Saens had a clear vision of 21st century sound technology when he wrote it. If so he would not have been disappointed with this magnificent DG recording. When the music is soft and idyllic Levine is as gentle as a kitten: when it blasts forth in triumphant racket, he knows how to floor the accelerator. In the final movement of this symphony Saint-Saens clearly set out to thrill and the combined forces of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Preston (organ) and James Levine ensure that it truly does just that! Forget the cute little pig in Babe just for a few open minded minutes and allow yourself to be totally engulfed in this wonderful music. Believe me, however you felt and the beginning of the symphony, you will be feeling different at the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bravo 1 on 4 Feb. 2011
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Anyone who is not aware of Saint Saens music, this is the place to start. The slow movements lull you into the moving 4th movement which is best played as loud as your surroundings allow. You will find yourself carried along with the music and once heard you will be a Saint Saen fan. Enjoy you will not regret it...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ian on 18 April 2011
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FANTASTIC MUSIC-BY THE WAY AND IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IT WAS THE BASIS OF THE 70S HIT BY THE CONGREGATION 'SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU' I THINK IT WAS CALLED! DELIVERY GOOD
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Andrew N. Taylor VINE VOICE on 5 Feb. 2011
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I purchased this recording many years ago, as the Batiz versionSaint-Saëns: Orchestral Works which I origionally purchased did not have the four movements seperately indexed, and I often like to select the second and fourth movement, which are my favourite. However, although well played under Levine, the recording is lacking in sub bass in that the low 32 foot pedal notes do not really come through, so important in the slow second movement where the organ pedal underpins the orchestra. If this is important to you and your system can go down that low, then go for the new version under EschenbachSaint-Saens - Symphony No. 3 'Organ'/Poulenc - Organ Concerto/Barber - Toccata Festiva. Unless you have a subwoofer system, or very large speakers, then this version under Levine is perfectly fine.

Andrew Taylor

Worsley, Manchester
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Clearly, precisely recorded. The music itself is very hard to play, but the orchestra manage to do it. The 1st and 2nd movements are especially perfect.
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I bought several productions of this masterpiece, this one quite distinctive, although each had it's own character, all round satisfactory thank you
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