“Make Room” for Kansas City Symphony's Saint-Saëns

ClassicalNet critic Brian Wigman reviews the new Kansas City Symphony Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 “Organ” recording:

“Are we having fun yet? This is yet another fantastic disc. The Kansas City Symphony is one of America's finest ensembles…And Michael Stern is one of America's finest conductors…Stern gives his excellent first-desk soloists a chance to shine. The Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso sparkles here, and in outstanding sound.… The orchestra plays with total commitment and real power.… The experience is spectacular regardless of equipment. I've listened in a number of different ways already, and the overall effect is spine-tingling. The Kansas City Symphony contributes in a wholly positive way, refusing to be drowned by the formidable organ at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Jan Kraybill knows the instrument better than anyone, and her previous solo effort for Reference Recordings proved she's an excellent stewardess of the organ she takes care of. …I am certainly making room on my shelf for this thrilling sonic and musical experience.” —Brian Wigman, ClassicalNet

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