CONDUCTED BY: FRANCOIS XAVIER ROTH
Daniel ROTH, Grand orgue Cavaille-Coll 1862
For the first time on CD, recorded live, the most famous work of Saint-Saens, as we have never heard it on historical instruments. Daniel Roth and his son, Francois Xavier Roth - a world famous conductor - join forces in this live recording made in Saint-Sulpice of the Saint Saens Symphony "The Organ". This recording is one of the most electrifying and satisfying I have ever heard in my live - I own over 4 dozen recordings of the work. The sound of the orchestra is impeccable, the landmark Cavaille-Coll magnificent. The recording has an atmosphere like none recorded in a concert hall. When the organ comes in the second movement it sounds like the hands of God holding the orchestra but when those famous chords enter in the fourth movement it is like nothing you have ever heard. Enjoy the mp3 file on your computer speakers as a taste of what the CD will sound like in your stereo.
The piano concerto is wonderfully played with great musicianship and the pianoforte gives the recording a different and refreshing sound.
I am so grateful for all of the people who made this recording happen, it has been a dream come true. Thank you to everyone who labored to make this recording possible.
Photo of Daniel Roth at Saint-Sulpice console by Joe Vitacco
Saint-Saen's 3rd Symphony "The Organ" by pipeorgancds.com