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with host Fred Child

: Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony

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Saint-Saens Wikipedia

In a hall that doesn't even feature a real pipe organ, Andrew Davis and the New York Philharmonic still managed to pull out all the stops in a performance of Camille Saint-Saens' Symphony Number 3, the Organ Symphony. Kent Tritle, the New York Philharmonic's resident organist, had to make do with an electronic instrument at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Plus, the best birthday present ever, Richard Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll," written as a surprise birthday present for his wife, Cosima.