"This is one damned fine Copland disc. And the sound! the power, the impact, the three-dimensional image - it beats all the competition. This disc could easily be anybody’s first choice for a modern Copland collection."
Victor Carr - ClassicsToday.com
"...One of the central recording events of the centenary year."
Rob Barnett - Music On The Web
"A compelling performance of the Third Sympohony. I think this is among the best recordings since Bernstein - and the sound is spectacular."
Peter Dickinson - Gramohone magazine
"This is a hi-fi lover’s dream disc. That’s what we expect from this label -- a production that shows what hi-fi performance is all about. As to the performances, you’re in for another treat. The orchestra is as responsive and richly sonorous as you could ask for, with some expecially lovely wind playing in the symphony. Each of these performances can stand as a "reference." This one seems to have just about everything in place for maximum impact, especially the knockout sound."
David Vernier - Stereophile
"The Minnesota Orchestra plays wonderfully. Woodwind soloists and the concertmaster shine in ’Appalachian Spring’, but the stars of this CD are the brasses who electrify in a way that brings to mind the Chicago Symphony’s brass section in their heyday. Of course, a good recording is necessary to make this fully apparent ... and my, what an exceptional-sounding disc this is. If you have just one vaguely audiophile bone in your body, this CD will be irresistible. RR has produced another winner."
Andrew Quint - Fanfare
"Eiji Oue is far more satisfying to my ears than Michael Tilson Thomas [in Copland’s music]. The Minnesota Orchestra’s tone isn’t perhaps as glossy as the San Franciscans’, but they and their conductor are more emotionally in tune with the music. The Third Symphony is first-rate in every way. This orchestra made the first recording of the Third with Atal Dorati for Mercury in 1953, and the piece still seems to be in the players’ bones. A major Copland release."
Sedgwick Clark - Gramophone magazine
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