“I gave everything to [this symphony] I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.”
Camille Saint-Saens, circa 1887
Composed at the height of his powers, without compromise.
This performance conducted by Myung-whun Chung, with the Radio France Philharmonic, at the BBC Proms 2008, at the Royal Albert Hall. Olivier Latry was the organist. The virtuoso pianists go uncredited.
Even with headphones, this can be felt in the solar plexus.
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