Reference Recordings

Minnesota Orchestra, Oue | Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba [180g Vinyl]


Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba showcases the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Eiji Oue. It was conceived as an evening-long ballet with singing whose lavishness has kept it from view since its La Scala premiere. This is only the second recording of a suite prepared by the composer – for the first time with the tenor solo (sung by Chad Shelton), and with the movements in the correct order. The music’s oriental perfumes and barbaric splendor guarantee the enthusiasm of anyone who hears it. This Reference Mastercut has been mastered at half-speed and has been pressed on 180g vinyl.


Catalog number: RM-1509
Format: 1 vinyl disc, 180g
Speed: 33RPM
Release date: 2013



The Pines Of The Villa Borghese
The Pines Near A Catacomb
The Pines Of The Janiculum
The Pines Of The Appian Way


Solomon's Dream
The Dance Of Belkis At Dawn
War Dance
Orgiastic Dance