"A sonic spectacular. The orchestra sounds full, natural, warm, and nicely spread out over the soundstage. There is none of the glare that still seems to affect many orchestral digital recordings; even the highest register of the violins sounds smooth and musical. Climaxes are never congested, and the fullest textures still retain clarity ... this is simply to enjoy." -- Fanfare Amazing high resolution sound on a deluxe hybrid SACD of favorites and rarities, including Saint-Saëns' Bacchanale, Strauss' Dance of the Seven Veils, and Rabaud's Dances from Marouf. This collection of wonderful performances from the Minnesota Orchestra has been a perennial favorite and best seller on CD, and can now be heard on SACD! This recording is one of legendary engineer "Prof." Keith Johnson's very best. Also includes HDCD encoding on CD layer for highest audiophile quality.