12/24/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Named America's Best

What would happen if a leading British-based music magazine ranked the world's leading orchestras and the "winning" U.S. ensemble didn't care?

That's basically what's happened when leaders of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra shrugged their collective shoulders over the London monthly the Gramophone saying that it's the top classical outfit in the United States.

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