Celebrate #ThrowbackThursday with a 2013 review of our Minnesota Orchestra: Copland 100 CD, and buy the newly released LP today!
“The Minnesota Orchestra has a rich history of excellence when it comes to Copland, both on record and with the various music directors who have led the ensemble. That tradition is gloriously upheld in this 2000 tribute program. As always, Oue leads his marvelous players with distinction, and the sound is top notch. If you’re in a hurry, you can stop reading there. It’s that good. …I’ll bet money that this is one of the best versions of the Fanfare committed to disc. … The sound here is incredible, a tribute to the engineers as much as to the Minnesota brass. As for the playing, it’s deeply moving as well as triumphant. … What might shift this disc from excellent to essential is a magnificent reading of the composer’s Symphony #3. Not only is the playing uniformly brilliant, but it’s arguably the best rendition out there. … Coupled with as fine a suite as you’ll hear, this is a triumph for all involved and a must if you care about the composer.” —Brian Wigman, Classical Net