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Saint-Saens

Weekend of December 29, 2012

Pulling out all the Stops

In a hall that doesn't even feature a real pipe organ, Andrew Davis and the New York Philharmonic still managed to pull out all the stops in a performance of Camille Saint-Saens' Symphony Number 3, the Organ Symphony. Kent Tritle, the New York Philharmonic's resident organist, had to make do with an electronic instrument. We'll hear their performance, from a concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

hour 2

  • Camille Saint-Saens
    A Night in Lisbon, Op. 63
    The Symphonic Orchestra of France, Laurent Petitgirard, conductor
  • Francois Couperin
    Excerpt from Concerto No. 9 (Portrait of Love)
    Peter Sykes, harpsichord, Carol Ou, cello, Fenwick Smith, flute
    Jordan Hall, Boston
  • Gabriel Faure
    Barcarolle No. 13 in C, Op. 116
    Alessio Bax, piano
    Music@Menlo, Atherton, California
  • Camille Saint-Saens
    Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 (Organ)
    The New York Philharmonic, Kent Tritle, organ, Andrew Davis, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
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