Features

Susanna Mälkki ja Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri saivat eroottisen Turangalîla-sinfonian soimaan loistokkaasti

Messiaenin sinfonia esitetään toisen kerran Musiikkitalossa tänään torstaina klo 19. Sitä voi seurata HSTV:n suorana lähetyksenä.

Helsingin Sanomat

Jukka Isopuro

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Susanna Mälkki – portrait sensible

Chef principal de l’Orchestre symphonique d’Helsinki, Susanna Mälkki entretient une relation privilégiée avec le répertoire contemporain qu'elle s'attache à diffuser et faire connaître. De retour à Paris ce mois-ci, elle dirigera la création mondiale de Trompe-la-mort de Luca Francesconi au Palais Garnier. Elle sera également au pupitre de l'Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris le 6 avril dans un passionnant programme qui fera dialoguer la création française de Outscape, Concerto pour violoncelle de Pascal Dusapin, avec l'Ouverture de concert de Karol Szymanowski et le gigantisme de Also sprach Zarathustra de Richard Strauss.

Wanderer

David Verdier

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London Symphony Orchestra – Introducing Susanna Mälkki

The Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra steps in for an indisposed Valery Gergiev on Sunday 12 March, making her LSO debut a year earlier than planned. Here’s five things you need to know about the life and career of Susanna Mälkki …

LSO Blog

Liam Hennebry

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Une saisissante liberté esthétique

Chef principal de l’Orchestre symphonique d’Helsinki, Susanna Mälkki est particulièrement attachée à faire connaître le répertoire contemporain. Elle sera au Palais Garnier pour diriger la création mondiale de Trompe-la-mort de Luca Francesconi et, en concert, la création française du Concerto pour violoncelle de Pascal Dusapin, Outscape."

Octave Magazine

Sarah Barbedette

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Conductor Susanna Mälkki on her Met Opera Debut

Susanna Mälkki is one of the brightest lights in the world of classical music, and one of a growing number of female conductors. She discusses her path to the conductor's podium on Lunch Break With Tanya Rivero."

Wall Street Journal

Tanya Rivero

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Saariaho’s ‘L’Amour’ first work by woman at Met since 1903

When the first notes of Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin (Love from Afar)” are played at the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday night, it will mark only the second staged work by a woman composer in the company’s history — and the first since 1903.

Washington Post

Ronald Blum

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‘I am the troubadour’: Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho comes to the Met

Enter the conductor of L’Amour de loin, Susanna Mälkki. A fellow Finn and champion of the composer, Mälkki knows exactly why Saariaho’s music appeals to her. “She is one of those composers who has her own language. You recognise it immediately — the luxuriant sounds in the orchestra, and when she is describing the ocean, the ebb and flow to the music. It glimmers, it glows, it is so beautiful. This is not an opera where all you need to do is execute the sounds as well as possible. The music has such sincerity. It is generous in spirit, like its composer.”

Financial Times

Richard Fairman

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Your Guide to a Met Opera Milestone

Almost as exciting as the Met premiere of “L’Amour de Loin” is the company debut of Susanna Malkki, a conductor of wide range who has nevertheless made contemporary music something of a specialty. Recently installed as music director of her hometown Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, she also led the New York Philharmonic for the first time last year.

The New York Times

Zachary Woolfe

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360 Degrees – Opera News feature

Susanna Mälkki, who makes her Met debut this month conducting L’Amour de Loin, thrives on her job’s myriad responsibilities.

Opera News

Jessica Duchen

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Susanna Mälkki wins Musical America Conductor of the Year Award

The conductor of the year is Susanna Malkki, the chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, who will make her Metropolitan Opera debut in December and will become principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic next season.

The New York Times

Michael Cooper

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NYT Feature: With Women in Command, the Met Opera Addresses a Gender Gap

“L’Amour de Loin” will be conducted by another Finn, Susanna Malkki, in a belated Met debut for this formidable, charismatic artist, the new music director of the Helsinki Philharmonic.

The New York Times

Anthony Tommasini

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On gender politics, conductor Susanna Malkki lets her music do the talking

For women conductors, the glass ceiling has cracked, but it hasn't yet shattered.

Chicago Tribune

John von Rhein

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Facing the music: Susanna Mälkki

From Ligeti to Björk and Mozart - the Finnish conductor reveals her musical inspirations

The Guardian

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Susanna Malkki’s Wide Appeal on Both Sides of the Atlantic

“I think life is important. Work is not everything, but I really love what I’m doing. It’s been very busy for the past 10 or 15 years, and I love every minute of it,” Susanna Malkki said.

The New York Times

Zachary Woolfe

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Interview: Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki

The conductor is one of a small handful of female conductors on the podiums of the world’s orchestral stages

Financial Times

Guy Dammann

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