This audiophile series sources the original first-generation master tapes, with HD transfers made at Abbey Road Studios. Master files, including 3-to-2 mixes for stereo titles, were produced by Thomas Fine, son of the original producer and recording engineer for the majority of Mercury Living Presence titles. Long considered a benchmark performance and recording, the Mercury Living Presence technique perfectly suits the rich, complex musical textures of Saint-Saens' masterwork. Recorded in Ford Auditorium, Detroit, October 12, 1957, with a Schoeps M201 microphone in the center and Neumann KM-56's on the left and right sides.
Track Listing: 1. Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78, I. Adagio - Allegro Moderato (Camille Saint-Saens) - Marcel Dupré/Detroit Symphony Orchestra 2. Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78, II. Allegro Moderato (Camille Saint-Saens) - Marcel Dupré/Detroit Symphony Orchestra