CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Symphony in F "Urbs Roma", Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 "Organ".
Catalogue Number: 08P041
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: A really cheap way to acquaint oneself with one of Saint-Saëns' two really obscure symphonies: the Urbs Roma of 1856, which won a competition in Bordeaux, was performed there (under Saint-Saëns direction) and in Paris and then suppressed by the composer. A perfectly enjoyable 41 minutes in its classic French EMI recording. Bernard Gavoty (organ of Saint-Louis des Invalides), Orchestre National de la O.R.T.F.; Jean Martinon. Original EMI 1975 LP and 1989 CD releases.