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Osmo Vanska: Don't try this at home

Posted at 7:47 AM on August 15, 2008 by John Birge
Filed under: The blog

Today's NYTimes includes a profile of Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska, who also manages to keep up his clarinet chops:

"To keep his embouchure close to being in shape, Mr. Vanska said, he tries to practice at least 15 minutes a day, usually playing scales in front of televised sports, especially hockey. (Warning to parents: Do not let your children read the previous sentence.)"

Children can sneak a look at the whole article here.