On offer here is the original, limited edition 12-CD box set issued by the Minnesota Orchestra in 2003, entitled "Minnesota Orchestra at One Hundred", preserving broadcasts and commercial recordings made over the years 1924 to 2003 led by 9 of the orchestra's 10 Music Directors, and also featuring a distinguished roster of guest artists. In addition to the 12 CDs (over 14 hours of music), each in its own individual jewel case, the set also comes with a lavish 144-page book with extensive notes on the music, the orchestra, and the musicians, as well as rare archival photographs and a condensed Minnesota Orchestra discography, all housed in a heavy construction box.This set is very much on par with those historical box sets issued by the NYPO, CSO, BSO, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. A more detailed description is provided below. All in all, an excellent commemoration of one of our nations most durable cultural monuments. The exact contents are as follows. Alfred Hill: Waiata Poi (A Maori Song-Dance) (Recorded April 16, 1924) Léo Delibes: Coppélia - Mazurka (Recorded April 16, 1924) Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz - Overture (Recorded April 16, 1924).
Ernest Guiraud: Piccolino - Mélodrame (Recorded May 5, 1926) Franz Schubert arr. Verbrugghen: Marche militaire in D major (Recorded May 11, 1928) Hector Berlioz: Le Carnaval romain , Op. 9 (Recorded May 11, 1928) Johann Strauss, Jr. Verbrugghen: Die Fledermaus - Csárdás (Recorded February 18, 1929) EUGENE ORMANDY, conductor Georges Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 (Recorded January 16, 1934) Charles Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette (Recorded January 8, 1935) Riccardo Drigo arr.
Auer: Valse Bluette (Recorded January 20, 1934) Zoltán Kodály: Háry János - Suite (Recorded January 17, 1934). Volume 2 (75:32) EUGENE ORMANDY, conductor Jaromír Weinberger: Polka and Fugue from Schwanda (Recorded January 20, 1934) Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 Recorded January 22, 1934 Arthur Honegger: Concertino , with pianist Eunice Norton (Recorded January 1935) Roy Harris: When Johnny Comes Marching Home - An American Overture (Recorded January 12, 1935) Eugene Zádor: Hungarian Caprice , with Ray Fitch on tárogató (Recorded January 14, 1935) Carl Stix arr. 140 (Recorded January 10, 1935) Johann Sebastian Bach arr.Caillet: Chorale-Prelude " Herzlich tut mich Verlangen , " BWV 727 (Live NBC Broadcast March 1, 1936) Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Live NBC Broadcast March 1, 1936) Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 6 (Live NBC Broadcast March 1, 1936). Volume 3 (76:35) DIMITRI MITROPOULOS, conductor Johann Sebastian Bach transcr. Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 (Recorded December 3 & 4, 1940) Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.
3 in A minor, Op. 56, Scottish (Recorded December 6, 1941) Franz Liszt arr. Busoni: Rhapsodie espagnole for Piano and Orchestra, with pianist Egon Petri (Recorded December 27, 1939) Antonín Dvorák: Scherzo capriccioso (Recorded February 22, 1943) Morton Gould: American Salute (Recorded April 13, 1944). Volume 4 (74:32) ANTAL DORATI, conductor Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (Recorded December 30, 1955) Claude Debussy: La Mer : Three Symphonic Sketches (Recorded February 3, 1956) Wolfgang Amadè Mozart: Piano Concerto No.
25 in C major, K. 503, with pianist Ernst von Dohnányi (Recorded November 15, 1957) Manuel de Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat (Recorded March 28, 1958) Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in C major , Op.
1 (Recorded September 16, 1957). Volume 5 (73:50) ANTAL DORATI, conductor Gioachino Rossini: Overture to Il viaggio à Rheims (Recorded January 3, 1958) Roger Sessions: Suite from The Black Maskers (Live KUOM Broadcast December 30, 1955) Alfredo Casella: Suite from La giara (Live KUOM Broadcast February 10, 1956) Albert Roussel: Suite No. 2 from Bacchus et Ariane (Live KUOM Broadcast December 6, 1957). Volume 6 (64:21) STANISLAW SKROWACZEWSKI, conductor Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, with violinist David Oistrakh (Recorded December 3, 1965) ANTAL DORATI, conductor Harald Saeverud: Scherzo from Minnesota Symphony , "Gay Day" (Recorded October 18, 1958) IGOR STRAVINSKY, conductor Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks , Op.4 (Recorded January 21, 1966) AARON COPLAND, conductor Carlos Chávez: Sinfonía india (Recorded January 5, 1967). Volume 7 (74:45) STANISLAW SKROWACZEWSKI, conductor Johann Sebastian Bach transcr. Skrowaczewski: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Live MPR Broadcast September 19, 1997) Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (Live MPR Broadcast October 5, 2001). Volume 8 (69:17) KLAUS TENNSTEDT, conductor Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla (Live MPR Broadcast January 16, 1981) SIR NEVILLE MARRINER, conductor Arnold Bax: Tintagel (Live MPR Broadcast Septembert 27, 1985) Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 36, Enigma (Live MPR Broadcast May 2, 2003) CHARLES DUTOIT, conductor Maurice Ravel: Suite of Five Pieces from Mother Goose (Live MPR Broadcast January 10, 2003).
Volume 9 (70:00) DAVID ZINMAN, conductor Eric Stokes: Symphony No. 4, Ghost Bus to Eldorado (Live MPR Broadcast May 29, 1992) LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14, with soprano Elizabeth Holleque and baritone Michael Devlin (Live MPR Broadcast April 3, 1987). Volume 10 (58:00) VALERY GERGIEV, conductor Anatol Liadov: The Enchanted Lake (Live MPR Broadcast February 22, 1991) KLAUS TENNSTEDT, conductor Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Pastoral (Live MPR Broadcast November 10, 1989).
Volume 11 (66:13) EDO de WAART, conductor John Harbison: Remembering Gatsby (Live MPR Broadcast October 2, 1988) Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4, with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (Live MPR Broadcast April 4, 1997). Volume 12 (77:30) EIJI OUE, conductor Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Oue conducting (Live MPR Broadcast November 28, 1997) OSMO VÄNSKÄ, conductor Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt , excerpts, Vänskä conducting (Live MPR Broadcast October 18, 2002). [The Minnesota] Orchestras 12-CD set has lots of highlights, hidden gems.Michael Anthony, Minneapolis Star Tribune. [T]he box boasts striking performances led by Ormandy, Mitropoulos, Dorati, Skrowaczewski and numerous guest conductors, and ends with a barnstorming'Hall of the Mountain King' that augurs well for the tenure of new music director Osmo Vänskä. [T]he inclusion of such rarities as a vivid Slatkin performance of Shostakovichs 14th Symphony and Coplands crackling account of Chavezs'Sinfonia India' makes this hefty centennial set worth investigating by collectors. John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune.
[T]he absolute pearl for discophiles at this end of the year 2003, is a boxed set published by the Minnesota Orchestra for its centennial: 12 archival CDs, all the more enthralling because the orchestra had as its music directors the likes of Mitropoulos and Dorati. But even the recent recordings are perfectly chosen, with a Mother Goose Suite of Ravel that would make you weep... And excerpts of Greigs Peer Gynt by Osmo Vänskä that pulverizes the entire discography. Christophe Huss, Le Devoir (Quebec). If youve been collecting the issues from New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Boston, you will want this as well.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor. The condition of this 12-CD box set set is near-MINT. Aside from some tiny bumping to the outer box, really there are no flaws to speak of and the set appears virtually as new.
Unsealed CDs are provided with new jewel cases. All LPs are provided with a new Nagaoka (or Nagaoka-style) inner sleeve. FEEDBACK: I will promptly leave feedback for all buyers. Please let me know before making a return. Please see my other classical LP and CD auctions, and feel free to write with any questions, I'll be glad to help.
The item "Minnesota Orchestra at 100 historical recordings 12CD set, long out-of-print" is in sale since Sunday, May 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Music\CDs". The seller is "redgarnett" and is located in El Cros. This item can be shipped worldwide.