We are pleased to announce a new release from The Kansas City Symphony & Michael Stern: Saint-Saëns Smphony No. 3 “Organ”
The Kansas City Symphony
Jan Kraybill, organist
Noah Geller, violin
Mark Gibbs, cello
- Symphony No. 3 “Organ”
- Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A Minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 28
- La muse et le poète for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, op. 132
A Superb New Orchestral Release
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.”
We are proud to present conductor Michael Stern’s interpretations of these great works, captured in brilliant HDCD sound by GRAMMY® award winners Keith O. Johnson (engineer) and David Frost (producer). 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 Bartók. Two additional projects have been recorded and slated for future release, including the 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).
Jan Kraybill, organThe 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.