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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.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Finale: Andante Maestoso - Allegro Vivace
Eiji Oue, conductor Minnesota Orchestra at 100, Vol XII
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
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite - Finale
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor Stravinsky/Prokofiev Orchestral Works Minnesota, VoxBox 3016
Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, OP. 36, Enigma - Finale
Sir Neville Marriner, conductor Minnesota Orchestra at 100, Vol VIII
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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