Reference Recordings

Kansas City Symphony, Stern | Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 “Organ” | SACD


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.”

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 has received great critical acclaim, and now a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Engineered Album, Classical.



SKU: RR136
Format: 1 SACD
Release Date: 2015



  1. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A Minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 28; Noah Geller, violin
  2. La muse et le poète for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, op. 132; Noah Geller, violin; Mark Gibbs, cello

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, op. 78 “Organ”

  1. Adagio — Allegro moderato
  2. Poco adagio
  3. Allegro moderato— Presto
  4. Maestoso— Allegro