South Florida Classical Review, Top Ten Performances of 201727 Dec 2017

Osmo Vänska and the New World Symphony with Garrick Ohlsson: Sibelius and Grieg.

Osmo Vänska is one of the world’s finest Sibelius conductors. He scaled the peaks and valleys of his countryman’s Symphony No. 1 with a sure sense of drama and structural coherence and drew some of the New World Symphony’s finest playing of the year. Garrick Ohlsson, one of the most reliable soloists on the concert scene, freshly invigorated Grieg’s overplayed Piano Concerto in A minor with a performance both sensitive and poetic. (Lawrence Budmen)

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