Week of May 3, 2010
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Päivi Nisula, mezzo-soprano, Hannu Niemelä, baritone, YL Finnish Male Voice Choir
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SIBELIUS: Suite from Karelia
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5, mvt 1 –Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, conductor (BIS 1416)
The Minnesota Orchestra appeared in Carnegie Hall recently and performed this all-Sibelius program — prompting the New Yorker's critic to laud this ensemble from the Midwest as "the greatest orchestra in the world." Hear what all the fuss was about!
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