5 triumphant recordings for the return of the Minnesota Orchestra

by Rex Levang, Minnesota Public Radio
January 15, 2014

St. Paul, Minn. — The news of the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and orchestra management coming to an agreement drove us to our music library, immediately digging for the most jubilant recordings from the Minnesota Orchestra catalog to celebrate the return of one of Minnesota's most beloved musical institutions.

  1. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Finale: Andante Maestoso - Allegro Vivace
    Eiji Oue, conductor
    Minnesota Orchestra at 100, Vol XII
  2. Beethoven: Symphony #9 In D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral" - 4. Presto, Allegro Assai
    Katarina Karneus, Helena Juntunen, Etc.; Osmo Vanska; Minnesota Orchestra & Chorus
    Beethoven Symphonies; BIS 1616
  3. Stravinsky: Firebird Suite - Finale
    Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
    Stravinsky/Prokofiev Orchestral Works — Minnesota, VoxBox 3016
  4. Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, OP. 36, Enigma - Finale
    Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
    Minnesota Orchestra at 100, Vol VIII
  5. Sibelius: Symphony #5 In E Flat, Op. 82 - 3. Allegro Molto, Largamente Assai
    Osmo Vanska, conductor
    Sibelius Symphonies Nos.2 & 5; BIS 1986

What did we miss? Please share your favorite Minnesota Orchestra recordings in the comments below.

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