if you are looking for the ultimate copland 3rd, this has got to be it! i happened to pull it out yesterday from my vast collection and was just so blown away that i had to come on amazon and check out reviews of other 3rds.. the sound is amazing with a natural hall-like perspective with explosive dynamics that will shake the foundation of your house. this is so much better that the NY phil/Bernstein disc!! as much as i do enjoy DSO/Jarvi and Minnesota/Oue, this is it.. great interpretation, gorgeous ensemble playing, and 1st rate sound. you will not be dissapointed!