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More Minnesota Orchestra CDs

Volume 1

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

This recording is no longer available.

 

Ikon of Eros CD

Ikon of Eros

Conductor: Paul Goodwin
Minnesota Orchestra
Jorja Fleezanis, violin
Minnesota Chorale
Kathy Salzman Romey, music director
Patricia Rozario, soprano
Tim Krol, baritone
Reference Recordings RR-102CD
Release: 2003

Repertoire:
Sir John Tavener: Ikon of Eros


Casa Guidi CD

Casa Guidi: Frederica von Stade sings Dominick Argento

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Burt Hara, clarinet
Reference Recordings RR-102CD
Release: 2002

Repertoire:
Music of Dominick Argento:

Casa Guidi
Five Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra:
Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Her Sister

Capriccio for Clarinet and Orchestra (Rossini in Paris)

In Praise of Music: Seven Songs for Orchestra


Reveries CD

Reveries

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-99CD
Release: 2002

Repertoire:
Debussy, Gymnopédie No. 1
Debussy, Reverie
Faure, Pavane
Grieg, Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt)
Massenet, The Last Sleep of the Virgin
Wolf-Ferrari, Intermezzo (The Jewels of the Madonna)
Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Gounod, Le Sommeil de Juliette (Roméo et Juliette)
Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess
Tchaikovsky, Andante Cantabile
Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela
Satie, arr. Debussy, Gymnopédie No. 3


Reveries CD

Rachmaninoff

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-96
Release: 2001

2003 Grammy Nominee "Best Engineered, Classical"

Repertoire:
Symphonic Dances
Vocalise
Études-Tableaux (orchestrated by Respighi)


Respighi CD

Respighi

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Chad Shelton, tenor
Reference Recordings RR-95
Release: 2001

2002 Grammy Nominee "Best Engineered, Classical"

Repertoire:
Belkis, Queen of Sheba-Suite
Dance of the Gnomes
The Pines of Rome


Kernis CD

Kernis: Colored Field

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Truls Mørk, cello
Virgin Classics
Release: 2001

In April 2000 the Minnesota Orchestra performed the world premiere of the cello version of Aaron Jay Kernis' Colored Field, a work originally written for English horn. Conducted by Eiji Oue and featuring soloist Truls Mørk, that performance was recorded live by Virgin Classics for release on this album. Aaron Jay Kernis serves as the new music advisor of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Repertoire:
Colored Field, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Musica Celestis for String Orchestra
Air, version for Cello and Orchestra


Copland CD

Copland 100

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-93
Release: 2000

Repertoire:
Fanfare for the Common Man
Appalachian Spring Suite
Third Symphony


Bolero CD

Bolero! Orchestral Fireworks

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-92
Release: 2000

2000 Grammy Nominee "Best Engineered, Classical"

Repertoire:
Kabalevsky, Colas Breugnon Overture
Deems Taylor, Looking Glass Insects, from Through the Looking Glass
Rimsky-Korsakov, The Flight of the Bumblebee
Liszt, Les Préludes
Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 3
Dinicu, Hora Staccato
Dvorák, Slavonic Dance, Op. 72, No. 3
Järnefelt, Praeludium
Berlioz, Dance of the Sylphs, from The Damnation of Faust
Otto Klemperer, Merry Waltz
Chabrier, Habanera
Ravel, Bolero


Valentino CD

Valentino Dances

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
William Schimmel, accordion
Chad Shelton, tenor
Reference Recordings RR-91
Release: 2000

Repertoire:
This disc features the music of American composer, and Minnesota Orchestra Composer Laureate, Dominick Argento.

Valentino Dances, Suite from the Opera The Dream of Valentino
Reverie, Reflections on a Hymn Tune
Le Tombeau d'Edgar Poe, Suite from the Opera The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe
Valse Triste
A Ring of Time


Mahler CD

Mahler

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Michelle de Young, mezzo-soprano
Jon Villars, tenor
Reference Recordings RR-88
Release: 1999

Repertoire:
Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)


Bernstein CD

Bernstein

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Anthony Ross, cello
Beth Clayton, mezzo-soprano
Reference Recordings RR-87
Release: 1999

Repertoire:
Overture to Candide
Suite from Candide
Three Meditations from Mass
Five Songs
Divertimento


Kernis CD

Kernis

Conductor:David Zinman
Minnesota Orchestra
Joshua Bell, violin
Pamela Frank, violin

Conductor: Hugh Wolff
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Sharon Isbin, guitar

Argo 289-460-226-2
Release: 1999
2000 Grammy Nominee

This recording features the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis. It is the first-ever recording to feature performances by both the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Repertoire:
Air for Violin
Lament and Prayer
Double Concerto for Violin and Guitar


Strauss CD

Richard Strauss

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-83
Release: 1998

Repertoire:
Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)
Die Frau ohne Schatten Suite


Mephisto CD

Mephisto & Co.

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-82
Release: 1998

Repertoire:
Liszt, Mephisto Waltz
Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain
Liadov, Baba Yaga
Franck, The Accursed Huntsman
Dukas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Saint-Saëns, Danse Macabre
Arnold, Tam O'Shanter
Strauss, Lucifer Polka


Bruckner CD

Bruckner

Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-81
Release: 1997

1999 Grammy Nominee "Best Engineered, Classical"
1998 Golden Note Award "Best Original Recording"

Repertoire:
Symphony No. 9 in D minor


Ports of Call CD

Ports of Call

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-80
Release: 1997

Repertoire:
Chabrier, España
Sibelius, Finlandia
Ibert, Escales (Ports of Call)
Alfvén, Midsummer Vigil
Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia
Smetana, The Moldau
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio italien


Pictures at an Exhibition CD

Pictures at an Exhibition: Ravel Orchestrations

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-79
Release: 1997

Repertoire:
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Ravel, Alborada del gracioso; Shéhérazade Overture
Debussy, Sarabande
Schumann, Danse Carnaval
Chabrier, Menuet pompeux


Stravinsky CD

Stravinsky

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-70
Release: 1996

1997 Grammy Nominee "Best Engineered, Classical"

Repertoire:
Rite of Spring
Firebird Suite
Song of the Nightingale


Exotic Dances CD

Exotic Dances from the Opera

Conductor: Eiji Oue
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference Recordings RR-71
Release: 1990

Repertoire:
Saint-Saëns, Bacchanale
Strauss, Dance of the Seven Veils
Rabaud, Dances from Marouf