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Classical Notes: February 2, 2012 Archive

Awesome review in the Times for the Minn Orch

Posted at 9:15 AM on February 2, 2012 by Alison Young

Maybe it's like asking Sir Edmund Hilary why he climbed Everest? "Because it is there!"

Vanska recorded Sibelius on the same label a number of years ago in Finland and now he does it again - and was it worth it? Well, The New York Times sure thinks so.

"All of Mr. Vanska's prior experience with the pieces tells eloquently,...beautifully played...everything emerges with wonderful ease."

Way to go!