“I gave everything to it I was able to give,” declared Camille Saint-Saëns of his Third Symphony. “What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.” Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal pull out all the stops in a performance of this dramatic, late-Romantic masterwork, featuring the sonic splendour of Roy Thomson Hall’s magnificent pipe organ. Plus, Denis Matsuev takes on one of the mightiest piano concertos ever imagined in Brahms’s Second.
Kent Nagano, conductor
Denis Matsuev, piano
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, guest orchestra
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony”
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2