Label: Reference Recordings RM 1514
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Nominated for the 2016 Grammy Awards for Best Engineered Classical Recording!
Organist Jan Kraybill is joined by the Kansas City Symphony conducted by Michael Stern for this performance of Saint-Saens’ Third Symphony “Organ”.
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 Sterns interpretation of this great symphony, now on LP. The Kansas City Symphonys 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 Shakespeares Tempest (RR-115CD), the GRAMMY®-winning Brittens Orchestra, an Elgar/Vaughan Williams (RRSAM129 and RR-2508-45) project and most recently, Miraculous Metamorphoses (RR-132CD and RRSAM132), which highlights composers Hindemith, Prokofiev and Bartók.
For 40 years, Reference Recordings has been one of the most innovative and respected independent labels in the music business. Reference Recordings releases have been highly praised for their dedication to high quality sound in the service of great music. Founder Tam Henderson (1998 GRAMMY® nominee for Producer of the Year), was joined in 1978 by engineer Keith O. Johnson. Some 140 projects later, Reference Recordings is still recording what many consider to be the finest-sounding classical, jazz and blues discs in the world.