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Because of a bitter labor dispute, the Minnesota Orchestra has not played a single performance in its concert hall this year. The orchestra's music director, Osmo Vanska (pictured here), resigned in October.

December 28, 2013 Labor disagreements have led to a year-long abandonment of the Minnesota Orchestra's concert hall.

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What would Beethoven read this week?

December 31, 2010 A weekly digest of news from the ever-changing world of classical music.

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December 12, 2006 WGUC music director Kent Teeters compiled this list of the year's best classical CD discoveries.

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 8

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  • Album: Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 8
  • Artist: Osmo Vanska/Minnesota Orchestra
 

Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, etc.

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Grieg: Norwegian Dances, etc.

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  • Artist: Paavo Jarvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
 

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6/Serenade for Strings

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  • Artist: Daniele Gatti/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
 

Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst and Other Choral Works

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  • Artist: Stephen Layton
 

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps, etc.

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Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 5 & 7

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