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Kent Nagano and OSM prove gripping in Santa Barbara / Los Angeles Times review

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I you check out the surprisingly cursory Wikipedia entry on the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal you will discovery that "in recent years, the OSM has fallen on tough times." That depends on how you define "recent" and maybe even "tough." If we are talking about the early 2000s, things weren't looking so hot. If we are talking about the triumphant concert the orchestra gave at Granada Theatre here Thursday night, there was all manner of heat - instrumental glow, sustaining emotional warmth and, when wanted, scorching fire - a rare and marvelous combination and something that can be produced only by an orchestra in glowing health.

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