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Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 - Zamchokian / Munch

Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 - Zamchokian / Munch

Analogue Productions  CAPC 2341 SA

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral


Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

Berj Zamchokian (organ)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch (conductor)


Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

This performance of the Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony) is a favorite Living Stereo release. To say that it is incredible might be an understatement. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for the LPs and SACDS in this Analogue Productions reissue series. The record reveals all of the glory of the recording and the precision and passion of Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston's Symphony Hall. It doesn't get any better than this.

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Comment by DYB - March 12, 2020 (1 of 6)

I just wanted to clarify: is this a different remaster than the Living Stereo release??

Comment by breydon_music - March 13, 2020 (2 of 6)

Yes. This series is a significantly more expensive way to get this music - much dearer discs, generally much less music on each one - but the remastering a decade or more on with presumably better equipment produces a clearly improved result. If there's a performance here that you particularly value, you will not be disappointed.

Comment by Michael Vaughan - October 11, 2020 (3 of 6)

So, how does one know if a recording has been remastered? I actually have 3 copies of this performance, 2 on vinyl and the RCA SACD. I believe they all have different masters.

Comment by DYB - October 11, 2020 (4 of 6)

These releases by Analog Productions are different remasters from the RCA Living Stereo ones. Analog Productions is its own label (online home base is Acoustic Sounds). They do small batches of remasters, generally staying with whatever the original LP issue was (no add-ons and fillers like Living Stereo did). And their remastering tends to be first-rate. There is a new batch of new remastering from the Living Stereo series coming.

Comment by breydon_music - October 12, 2020 (5 of 6)

Are they going to be on SACD? That would be very exciting as Analog Productions have been out of the SACD market for quite a while; in fact, one batch of Living Stereo remasters has been issued on vinyl only since the last SACD batch.

Comment by DYB - October 12, 2020 (6 of 6)

breydon_music> I'm looking at their web-site and it does say Hybrid Stereo SACD. They are pre-orders and have been listed there since 2018. I actually assumed because it's been so long that they may have canceled these releases. So I asked about 2 months ago and they responded that they are, indeed, still planning to release these titles.

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Liszt - Graffman
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Tchaikovsky 4 - Monteux
Mahler 4 - Reiner
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Rachmaninoff 2 - Rubinstein/Reiner
Ravel Bolero - Munch
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