Mälkki conducts without a baton and respects transparency. Her rhythmic gestures are precise and energizing.

Los Angeles Times

Mälkki went in for details, revealing Strauss’ wondrous intricacies but also mercilessly revealing his overwriting as well. Perhaps we’ve needed a woman on the podium all along to debunk the “Superman” excesses of this otherwise irresistibly glorious score.”

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