Discs: The Buffalo Philharmonic’s Finest Hour on disc plus, Buffalo News

Until this disc, one might have said with all confidence that the finest single moment of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on record was, without question, Michael Tilson Thomas leading the BPO in the double record set of the complete works of Carl Ruggles.

I’d still argue that when it came to a historic and radical contribution to recorded repertoire and the world’s understanding of American music in particular, Thomas and the BPO’s complete works of Ruggles is unlikely to be equaled. Read more.