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The Greatest Organist in the World

Saint-Saëns' appointment as organist at the Madeleine church in Paris in 1857 at the age of 22 was a prestigious one even for a former child prodigy. Donald Macleod explores how the composer's view from the organ loft shaped his outlook and career.

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Mon 11 Jul 2011 18:30

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  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony in F major (Urbs Roma)

    Conductor: Jean MARTINON Performer: French Radio Orchestra

    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 72435-696832.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Oratorio de Noel Op.12 for soloists, ch, str 4tet, hp & org

    Conductor: Martin FLAMIG Performer: Ute SELBIG(Soprano) Performer: Egbert JUNGHANS(Baritone) Performer: Jutta ZOFF(Harp) Performer: Michael Christfried WINKLER(Organ) Performer: Dresdener Kreuzchor Performer: Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

    • CAPRICCIO.
    • 10 216.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony no. 3 in C minor Op.78 (Organ symphony)

    Conductor: James LEVINE Performer: Simon PRESTON(Organ) Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • DG419-617-2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony in F major (Urbs Roma)

    Conductor: Jean MARTINON Performer: French Radio Orchestra

    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 72435-696832.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Oratorio de Noel Op.12 for soloists, ch, str 4tet, hp & org

    Conductor: Martin FLAMIG Performer: Ute SELBIG(Soprano) Performer: Egbert JUNGHANS(Baritone) Performer: Jutta ZOFF(Harp) Performer: Michael Christfried WINKLER(Organ) Performer: Dresdener Kreuzchor Performer: Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

    • CAPRICCIO.
    • 10 216.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony no. 3 in C minor Op.78 (Organ symphony)

    Conductor: James LEVINE Performer: Simon PRESTON(Organ) Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • DG419-617-2.

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