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Ports Of Call / Eiji Oue, Minnesota Orchestra


Release Date: 09/23/1997 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 80   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacques IbertHugo AlfvénJean SibeliusAlexander Borodin,   ... 
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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This selection is a High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) recording.

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A hi-fi travelogue of popular tone poems, including Tchaikovsky's Capriccio italien, The Moldau by Smetana, and a blistering performance of Sibleius' Finlandia. The incredible realism of these recordings will transport you from Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall to the far corners of the world and back again!

"The Minnesota Orchestra is superb. Recording quality has to be heard to be believed!" -- David Denton, Yorkshire Post

"Everything fairly brims over with vitality and brilliance, and the sound quality is quite exceptional." -- Richard Freed, WETA Radio
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Works on This Recording

1. Escales by Jacques Ibert
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
2. Swedish Rhapsody no 1, Op. 19 "Midsummer Vigil" by Hugo Alfvén
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
3. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
4. In the steppes of central Asia by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
5. Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
6. Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 
7. España by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN 

Sound Samples

Espana
Finlandia, Op. 26
Escales: Rome - Palerme
Escales: Tunis - Nefta
Escales: Valencia
Midsommarvaka (Midsummer Vigil), Op. 19, "Swedish Rhapsody No. 1"
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Ma vlast (My Fatherland): No. 2. Vltava (Moldau)
Capriccio Italien, Op. 45

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