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Poulenc: Organ Concerto; Saint-SaŽns: Symphony No. 3 ("Organ") - James O'Donnell (organ); London Philharmonic Orchestra; Yannick Nťzet-Sťguin (conductor)
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  1. Concerto for organ, strings & timpani in G minor, FP 93
  2. Symphony No. 3 in C minor ("Organ"), Op. 78
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In terms of concert programming, pairing the Organ Concerto in G minor of Francis Poulenc with the Symphony No. 3 in C minor, "Organ," of Camille Saint-SaŽns is an obvious and easy choice, and this explains their frequent appearances together on CD. The concerto calls for organ, strings, and timpani, while the organ is treated in the symphony as a significant instrument, though not quite a solo part. Even so, the pieces work well together because Poulenc's gothic music creates a dark, brooding mood that is contrasted by the ...

Poulenc: Organ Concerto; Saint-SaŽns: Symphony No. 3 ("Organ") 2014, LPO

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