Nominated for the 2016 Grammy Awards for Best Engineered Classical Recording!
Composed at his artistic peak, Camille Saint-Saëns said of his Symphony No. 3 "With it I have
given all I could give, what I did, I could not achieve again."
Under the dynamic direction of Music Director Michael Stern, The Kansas City Symphony here is 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).
The 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.
For 38 years, Reference Recordings has been one of the most innovative and respected independent labels in
the music business. Founded on the premise that most commercial recordings sound nothing like the live
performance experience, 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, RR is still recording what
many consider to be the finest-sounding classical, jazz and blues discs in the world.
|1. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso|
|In A Minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 28|
|2. La muse et le poete|
|For Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, op. 132|
|Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, op. 78|
|3. Adagion – Allegro moderato|
|4. Poco adagio|
|5. Allegro moderato – Presto|
|6. Maestoso - Allegro|