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Yevgeny Sudbin CD

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä

Minnesota Orchestra
Pianist: Yevgeny Sudbin


BIS SACD 1978

Release: March 2014

MOZART
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K 491

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

The Swedish label BIS Records has released the Minnesota Orchestra's recording of Beethoven's intensely dramatic Third Piano Concerto, paired with Mozart’s dark, passionate and poetic Piano Concerto No. 24—a work greatly admired by Beethoven. Osmo Vänskä conducts while acclaimed Russian soloist Yevgeny Sudbin is featured at the keyboard.

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Sibelius CD

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2013 Grammy-winning CD
56th Annual Grammy Awards Winner

Sibelius Symphonies No. 1 and 4

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä

Minnesota Orchestra


BIS SACD 1996

Release: 2013

Repertoire:
Symphony No. 1 in E minor
Symphony No. 4 in A minor

This Grammy-winning album includes Sibelius' First Symphony, the work that confirmed the composer's status as a Finnish national hero, as well as the enigmatic, deeply emotional Fourth Symphony. The disc was recorded in May and June 2012 at Orchestra Hall by Swedish-based BIS Records.

Beethoven CD

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Beethoven Piano Concertos No. 4 and 5

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
Pianist: Yevgeny Sudbin
BIS SACD 1758
Release: December 2010

Repertoire:
Piano Concerto No. 4
Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

The Swedish label BIS Records has released the Minnesota Orchestra's recording of Beethoven's final two piano concertos, the Fourth and Fifth (Emperor), conducted by Osmo Vänskä and featuring Russian soloist Yevgeny Sudbin at the keyboard.

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Beethoven Box Set CD

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Beethoven Symphonies Box Set

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
Release: 2009

Repertoire:
Beethoven Symphonies 1-9

The Minnesota Orchestra's acclaimed recordings of the nine Beethoven symphonies are now available in a five-disc box set. Produced and recorded over five years by BIS, the Minnesota Orchestra's Beethoven recordings have earned Grammy and Gramophone Award nominations and received high praise in national and international media outlets.

What the Critics Are Saying
"It's hard to think of a more distinguished Beethoven cycle by an American orchestra since the legendary Toscanini traversal of 1939... [Vänskä] and his wonderfully committed musicians have staked out a claim not merely for excellence, but for greatness."
William Trotter, American Record Guide

Beethoven CD

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Beethoven Symphonies No. 4 and 5

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
BIS SACD 1416
Release: 2005

Repertoire:
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 5

The Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä's first CD together: an all-Beethoven disc featuring the Fourth and Fifth symphonies. Recorded at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in April 2004 using Super Audio CD technology, the disc was the first album in a five-year, five-disc cycle designed to record the complete Beethoven symphonies.

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Beethoven CD

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Beethoven Symphonies No. 3 and 8

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
BIS SACD 1516
Release: 2006

Repertoire:
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica
Symphony No. 8 in F major

The second disc in the Minnesota Orchestra's Beethoven symphonies cycle features Osmo Vänskä and the Orchestra in performances of Beethoven's Symphonies No. 3 and 8. Recorded by Swedish-based BIS Records, the new album is part of a five-year, five-disc project to record the complete Beethoven symphonies.

Read more: Beethoven Symphonies No. 3 and 8

Beethoven CD

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Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
Minnesota Chorale, prepared by Artistic Director Kathy Saltzman Romey
Helena Juntunen, soprano
Katarina Karnéus, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Norman, tenor
Neal Davies, bass-baritone
BIS SACD 1616
Release: 2006

Repertoire:
Symphony No. 9, Choral

The third disc in Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra's Beethoven symphonies cycle features one of the greatest of all symphonies: Beethoven's Ninth. Recorded by BIS using DSD (direct stream digital) technology, the new album is part of a five-year, five-disc plan designed to record the complete Beethoven symphonies.

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Beethoven CD

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Beethoven Symphonies No. 1 and 6

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
BIS SACD 1716
Release: 2007

Repertoire:
Symphony No.1 in C major
Symphony No.6 in F major, Pastoral

The Swedish recording label BIS has released the fourth CD in Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra's acclaimed Beethoven symphonies cycle, an album that includes the genesis of Beethoven's symphonic output (his First Symphony) as well as his nature-inspired Sixth (Pastoral) Symphony. The new album is part of a five-year, five-disc initiative to record the complete Beethoven symphonies.

Vänskä and the Orchestra recorded the First and Sixth Symphonies at Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall in sessions during June 2007. The BIS team, led by Producer Rob Suff, recorded the album as a Super Audio CD (SACD), using surround sound recording technology to reproduce the sound of the concert hall as faithfully as possible.

The new CD follows three highly-praised predecessors in the series, which The New York Times wrote "may be the definitive [Beethoven cycle] of our time" and The New Yorker described as including "some of the most vivid Beethoven playing on the market."

Beethoven CD

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Beethoven Symphonies No. 2 and 7

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
BIS SACD 1816
Release: 2008

Repertoire:
Symphony No. 2 in D major
Symphony No. 7 in A major

The Swedish recording label BIS has released the fifth and final CD in Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra's acclaimed five-year, five-disc Beethoven symphonies cycle.

What the Critics Are Saying
"Brilliantly engineered, utterly natural sonics in all formats provide the finishing touch on a Beethoven cycle that stands with Barenboim's as a modern reference edition, and that features a Seventh that just may top them all."
David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

Bruckner CD

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Bruckner Symphony No. 4

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
BIS SACD 1746
Release: 2010

Repertoire:
Symphony No. 4, Romantic (1888 version)

The Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major has been considered one of Anton Bruckner's most popular works ever since its first performance, in Vienna in 1881, when the composer was reportedly called out to take a bow after each movement. Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra now add their interpretation of the work, recorded at Orchestra Hall in January 2009, to their celebrated catalogue on the BIS label.

 

Stephen Paulus CD

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Stephen Paulus To Be Certain of the Dawn

Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
Barry Abelson, cantor
Elizabeth Futral, soprano
Christina Baldwin, mezzo-soprano
John Tessier, tenor
Philip Cokorinos, bass-baritone
Minnesota Chorale
Minnesota Boychoir
The Basilica Cathedral Choir
The Cathedral Choristers
BIS CD 1726
Release: 2009

Repertoire:
To Be Certain of the Dawn
Stephen Paulus, composer
Michael Dennis Browne, librettist

The Minnesota Orchestra, performing under the direction of Osmo Vänskä, premiered Stephen Paulus' Holocaust memorial oratorio To Be Certain of the Dawn in 2005. Now this highly moving work is available on a BIS disc.

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Tchaikovsky CD

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Tchaikovsky Box Set

Two Disc Set
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Minnesota Orchestra
Pianist: Stephen Hough

Hyperion CDA67711/2
Release: April 2010

Repertoire:
Compact Disc 1
Piano Concerto No. 1
Concert Fantasia
Solitude for solo piano (arranged by Hough)
None but the Lonely Heart for solo piano (arranged by Hough)

Compact Disc 2
Piano Concerto No. 2
Piano Concerto No. 3
Piano Concerto No. 2: Andante non troppo (ed. Siloti)
Piano Concerto No 2: Andante non troppo (ed Hough)

Celebrated pianist Stephen Hough, in collaboration with Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra, offers a complete survey of Tchaikovsky's music for piano and orchestra in this revelatory two-disc set. Recorded live at Orchestra Hall in 2009, the recordings feature the Russian composer's famous First Concerto, as well as his lesser-known Concert Fantasia and the Second and Third Concertos—including alternative versions of the slow movement of the Second Concerto and two solo piano encores.

Released on the Hyperion label, the Tchaikovsky recordings mark the landmark 50th volume in the label's acclaimed "Romantic Piano Concertos" series, a collection of 131 works for piano and orchestra that feature some of the greatest pianists, orchestras and conductors in the world.

More Minnesota Orchestra CDs

Volume 1

Minnesota Orchestra at One Hundred:
A Collection of Recordings and Broadcasts

This recording is no longer available.

 

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