... it was fascinating to see how expressively Mälkki sculpted and coaxed the music with her flowing, graceful movements.

The Classical Review

As in previous Mälkki appearances, what proved most striking was the organic quality of the music-making, the conductor sustaining dramatic momentum and a firmly concentrated unity. Rarely does one hear this music flow so seamlessly and logically from one section to the next, emerging as cohesively as a Strauss tone poem rather than the usual grab-bag of ballet excerpts.

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