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Classical Notes: April 15, 2008 Archive

New York Times Loves Minnesota Orchestra

Posted at 8:10 AM on April 15, 2008 by John Birge

Excellent New York Times review of the Minnesota Orchestra at Lincoln Center.

"The Minnesota Orchestra wisely snapped him up, appointing him music director in 2003, and although it has always been a fine ensemble, it sounded more brightly polished and supercharged than ever when it played under Mr. Vanska's baton at Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday afternoon. Exactly how Mr. Vanska gets such a magnificent sound, with extremes of both brilliance and refinement, is a mystery.... the music making was extraordinary."

Read the whole thing here.