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Organ Symphony

Dutoit and the Orchestra

Orchestra spotlight
Pull out the stops!
Dates Wed 5 Jun, Fri 7 Jun, Sat 8 Jun Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration 1 hour 45 mins (incl. 20-min interval)

Hear the Sydney Symphony shine under the baton of Charles Dutoit with two great symphonies.

In his Third Symphony, Saint-Saëns takes a single, impetuous musical idea and builds it into something powerful and richly coloured. For the final transformation, he pulls out the stops - literally - and the organ enters with the big tune (Babe!). This is your chance to hear the Grand Organ of the Sydney Opera House in action - as part of the fabric of the orchestra in this "symphony with organ".

This is also a chance to hear the virtuosity of the Sydney Symphony musicians. Our soloists are drawn from the ranks, highlighting the brilliance of our own players in a super-concerto by Swiss composer Frank Martin. Martin's virtuoso wit and sophisticated harmonies are introduced by one of Mozart's most buoyant symphonies - music that sings and dances and isn't afraid to show off!

Organ Symphony

Audio kindly supplied by Silver Partner Universal Music.

Play

Track 1 - MOZART Symphony No.29 in A, K.201: 1. Allegro moderato
Track 2 - MOZART Symphony No.29 in A, K.201: 3. Menuetto
Orchestra Mozart conducted by Claudio Abbado
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 7598

Track 3 - SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3 (Organ): Poco adagio
Track 4 - SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3 (Organ): Maestoso
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal conducted by Charles Dutoit, with Peter Hurford at the organ
DECCA 478 3363

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PROGRAM
  • MOZART Symphony No.29
  • MARTIN Concerto for 7 winds
  • SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3 (Organ Symphony)
Artists
  • Charles Dutoit conductor
  • Musicians of the SSO
  • David Drury guest organ
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