“Best Engineered Classical Recording.”

RM 1514 LP Cover

Jan Kraybill, organ
Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern, conductor

Symphony No.3 “Organ”

Single 45rpm 180g LP

This single 45 rpm LP, 180 gram disc is a Quality Record Pressings.

Composed at his artistic peak, Camille Saint-Saëns said of his Symphony No. 3 “I gave everything to it I was able to give.   What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.”

Reference Recordings is proud to present conductor Michael Stern's interpretation of this great symphony, now on LP in addition to the previously-released compact disc (RR-136HDCD).   The Kansas City Symphony's performance is brilliantly captured by GRAMMY® award winners Keith O. Johnson (engineer) and David Frost (producer).   Organist Jan Kraybill plays with power and mastery.   This recording on CD has received great critical acclaim, and now a GRAMMY® nomination!

The Symphony has released four previous titles with Reference Recordings to great acclaim, Shakespeare's Tempest, the GRAMMY®-winning Britten's Orchestra, an Elgar/Vaughan Williams project and most recently, Miraculous Metamorphoses, which highlights composers Hindemith, Prokofiev and Bartok.   Two additional projects have been recorded and slated for future release, including the orchestral music of contemporary American composer Adam Schoenberg (recorded in June 2014) and Gustav Holst: The Planets, and Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool (recorded in January 2015).

The Kansas City Symphony is the region's only full-time professional symphony orchestra.   Led by Music Director Michael Stern since 2005, the Symphony has experienced impressive artistic growth, garnering national and international acclaim.   The orchestra's 80 full-time musicians are area residents, and each season they reach more than a million people through their concerts, educational programs and community outreach performances.   They also serve as the orchestra for the Lyric Opera and the Kansas City Ballet.

Side A
1. Adagio Allegro moderato   10:18
2. Poco adagio   9:43

Side B
1. Allegro moderato Presto   7:25
2. Maestoso Allegro   8:01

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