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Another Perfect 10 (x2)

Posted at 9:43 PM on September 22, 2006 by John Birge
Filed under: The blog

Once again, classicstoday.com has given Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra a perfect 10/10 [performance/sound quality] for the latest installment in their ongoing Beethoven Symphony cycle:

"Another measure of "greatness" in a performance is purely comparative: Does this version do anything (that matters) better than anyone else? I would say so: This probably is the finest Scherzo on disc. "

And the Minnesota Chorale comes if for high praise too:

"One thing is certain: the chorus sings magnificently throughout, and with such clarity of diction that you can practically transcribe the text of Schiller's ode even if you don't know German. "

You can read the complete review here.

My spies tell me it won't hit the stores until mid-October; watch this space for details on an exclusive pre-release broadcast premiere on Classical Minnesota Public Radio...