Sunday, January 26, 2014

And the Grammy Goes To...

To the surprise of not too many people (among those paying attention), Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra just won a Grammy for their recording of Sibelius 1 and 4. Well, of course. Vänskä and the Minnesota have a terrific partnership going, especially in this repertoire.

Or, y'know, had. With every passing day, the magnitude of the loss occasioned by the past year's insane labor struggle — not just to the Twin Cities, but to the entire American orchestral community — becomes clearer and more heart-breaking. How could anyone think this was worth it?