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Exotic Dances From The Opera / Eiji Oue, Minnesota Orchestra


Release Date: 04/30/1996 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 71   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovRichard StraussPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyModest Mussorgsky,   ... 
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Minnesota Orchestra discs are so dazzling that I listened to these familiar pieces as if for the first time. The orchestra has a ferocious technique and the musical unity of a first-rate string quartet. The string sections command a vast palette of tonal colors; the brass have as rich and unified sound as a great pipe organ;... The combination of exquisite phrasing, perfect ensemble, and better-than-live recording quality makes these performances virtually indispensable." — Paul Festa, Salon "The Minnesota Orchestra discs are so dazzling that I listened to these familiar pieces as if for the first time. The orchestra has a ferocious technique and the musical unity of a first-rate string quartet. The string sections command a vast palette of tonal colors; the brass have as rich and unified sound as a great pipe organ;... The combination of exquisite phrasing, perfect ensemble, and better-than-live recording quality makes these performances virtually indispensable." — Paul Festa, Salon Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Snow Maiden: Suite - Dance of the Tumblers by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880/1895; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2. Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3. Mazeppa: Cossack Dance by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4. Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
5. Mârouf, savetier du Caire: Dances by Henri Rabaud
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 14 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6. The demon: Ballet Suite by Anton Rubinstein
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 
7. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: Festival Music "Polonaise" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Written: 1877 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden): Dance of the Tumblers
Salome, Op. 54, TrV 215: Dance of the Seven Veils
Mazeppa: Act I: Gopak
Khovanshchina: Khovanschina, Act IV: Dance of the Persian Slaves
Marouf, savetier du Caire: Dances
The Demon: Ballet Music
Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203: Act II: Polonaise
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Act III: Bacchanale

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